Today, world-renowned theremin virtuosa Carolina Eyck and American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) release Fantasias for Theremin and String Quartet on Butterscotch Records. This week, NPR Music premiered the video for “Leyohmi” from Fantasias as part of its First Watch series. Watch the video here.
Carolina Eyck and ACME will give the world premiere live performance of Fantasias at Baryshnikov Arts Center on Friday, November 4 at 7:30pm. Tickets are available here.
Eyck composed these six Fantasias specifically for the 12” vinyl LP format, a practice reminiscent of early-60s Nonesuch releases. All performances were recorded in full takes with no editing. ACME tracked Eyck’s quartet scores first, and then Eyck overdubbed her deft, fluid, single-take improvisations—thus the fitting title Fantasias. The result is an organic virtuosity that leads the listener through a wide range of sonic environments across the six pieces.
The album is available on Amazon, iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify and directly from Butterscotch Records in limited edition green vinyl.
1. Oakunar Lyntuja (Strange Birds) [3:36]
2. Leyhomi (Luminescence) [6:05]
3. Nukkuva Luohla (Sleepy Dragon) [4:16]
4. Metsa Happa (Jumping River) [4:40]
5. Dappa Solarjos (Dappled Sunlight) [4:11]
6. Nousta / Needad (Ascend / Descend) [7:39]