Momentum 21: New Music for a New Century
The Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra celebrates it's history, growth, and development with this recording of four new works. A fitting tribute to longtime music director Kirk Trevor who retires in 2015 after a 27-year tenure, the four works by James Aikman (commissioned by the ICO), Christopher Theofanidis, Derek Bemmal and Michael-Thomas Foumai (winner of the 2014 ICO Contemporary Music Competition) were all recorded live in concert. The ICO is to be commended for it's efforts to add to the body of music literature in the 21st century. Founded in 1984, the ICO is comprised of 34 professional musicians who perform an annual concert series, and sponsor a composition competition, collaborating with the Indiana State University Contemporary Music Festival. Works by James Aikman, Derek Bermel, Michael-Thomas Foumai, Christopher Theofanidis / Derek Johnson, electric guitar; Martin Kuuskmann, bassoon.