A new album of seven recent solos and duos by Louis Karchin will be released on New Focus Recordings on March 22, 2019. The works are for violin, piano, and oboe in various combinations, several premiered in Venice; others in New York City at Barge Music and the Met-Breuer Gallery. From the liner notes: "Composer Louis Karchin imbues his music with characteristics that are in dialogue with other disciplines that inspire him -- a rich relationship with poetry, the visual arts,the natural world, and iconic places inform aspects of his writing, from the structural to the gestural level."
“Dark Mountains/Distant Lights” is a collection of Karchin’s solos and duos written between the years of 2004 and 2017, and performed on this recording with sensitivity by three frequent collaborators, violinist Miranda Cuckson, pianist Steven Beck, and oboist Jacqueline Leclair. The CD may be pre-ordered through Amazon.com and other outlets.