Tuesday, March 9, 2010

CD release concert - "border crossings"

kolosko-dimow duo

Nathan Kolosko - classical guitar

Carl Dimow - flute/bass flute

Saturday, March 27th, 7:30 pm
Trinity Episcopal Church, 580 Forest Ave., Portland, ME
$10 admission, ($5 for anyone under 15 years old)

Hello everyone,

I want to let you know that my new CD with Carl Dimow, "border crossings" is done and ready for listening!
We're very excited about this new disc. It features new compositions by each of us, plus our arrangements of four of the Afro Sambas of Baden Powell. There's a more detailed description of the CD below.
Meanwhile, if you'd like to hear sound samples, they're posted on my website. And if you can't make it to the concert but would like to purchase the CD, you can buy it directly from the site. http://www.nathankolosko.com/audio.php (Or feel free to get it from me in person.) http://www.carldimow.com/cds.shtml

I hope to see you on the 27th.


PS - We will also be making an appearance on the TV show 207 the week of the concert!!


The kolosko • dimow duo consists of the critically acclaimed composer/performers Nathan Kolosko (on classical guitar), and Carl Dimow (on flute and bass flute). As Creative Artists Kolosko and Dimow have a natural propensity to break down the boundaries between classical music and other genres. Their new CD, border crossings, draws on elements of classical music, world music and jazz. The disc includes original music by both musicians and frequently features the unique combination of bass flute and guitar.

border crossings has three distinct and unique sets of repertoire:

Kolosko's Nayarit, Dimow's Klezmer Suite, and the duos' collaborative arrangements of four of the Afro Sambas of Baden Powell. Nayarit was inspired by John Steinbeck's novel, The Pearl. Its four movements explore the themes and characters of the novel, drawing in places on folkloric music from the Pacific coast of Mexico where the novel is set. The Klezmer Suite evolved from Dimow's many years of performing and touring with the Casco Bay Tummlers klezmer band. Its movements are rooted in the rhythms and scales of klezmer and middle eastern music and range in mood from introspection and mystery to joy and celebration. The brilliant guitarist Baden Powell effortlessly combined elements of classical music and jazz with his rich Brazilian roots. The duo featured a number of his compositions on their first CD, nos•tal•gia, and have returned to his inspiring music on this disc with original arrangements of four of his Afro Sambas.

Press quotes from our first CD, nos•tal•gia:

"The Bachianas Brasileiras by Villa-Lobos is stunning ... This is a great recording that I highly recommend." - Flute Talk Magazine
"...such artistry, you may find yourself levitated a few inches off the floor ... the sound is both celestial and lively." - Portland Press Herald
"Nostalgia features some truly sublime playing, both meditative and playful, as well as a successful delivery of the sentiment expressed in the title." - Portland Phoenix
".. elegant phrasing and mastery of color - simply breathtaking."- Gazette - Greater Boston Flute Association