2019 Sequenza21: Best Recordings of 2019
2019 WQXR: Best Classical Recordings
2019 All About Jazz: Best Releases
2019 The Art Music Lounge Award
Percussive Notes Hall of Fame 2019
“…done…with a brand of reverence, scholarship, and quality of both recording and performances such that this is a collector’s dream and a major contribution to the history of microtonal musics and American music in general.”
“…impressively played album…”
“…twangs and boogies and galumphs and goes bump in the night, punctuated by vocal interjections of enigmatic import. A bouncy but entrancing ride.”
“The ensemble PARTCH…has made it a habit to unlock the mysteries and sounds of its namesake composer…his creations really require a new vocabulary. The members of PARTCH certainly speak it, whatever “it” may be.”
“To Partch aficionados this disc will be an essential purchase…”
The ensemble PARTCH is as true to the letter and spirit of Partch’s music as his own groups, and John Schneider’s intoned vocals even sound like Partch.
Step into the inventive imagination of Harry Partch, where unusual instruments and unexpected ideas thrive. The performances are direct.
– BBC Music Magazine
There is a uniquely American sensibility at work
Kurt Hauswirth interviews Partch Ensemble Music Director John Schneider.
August 12, 2019
Interview with T.J. Troy, Erin Barnes, and Nick Terry of Partch Ensemble.
August 16, 2019