Barbary Coast

Released August 10, 2015

Barbary Coast, the debut album from New York-based ensemble Red Light New Music, features works by the group’s founding composers: Christopher Cerrone, Ted Hearne, Vincent Raikhel, Liam Robinson, and Scott Wollschleger. These works represent ten years of collaboration between the composers and performers, and showcase the collective’s imaginative approach to contemporary chamber music.


Scott Wollschleger, “Brontal No. 3.” Four similar movements, a kind of brutal pocket viola concerto. For me the highlight of the disc. Wow. This is some serious madness. Alternating microtonal monumental sonorities conjure Lovecraftian visions. The outraged viola “sings” stunted melancholy.

Do the Math (Ethan Iverson)