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An Interview with David T. Little for Haunt of Last Nightfall

An Interview with David T. Little for Haunt of Last Nightfall

David T. Little’s Haunt of Last Nightfall, performed by Third Coast Percussion and recently released by New Amsterdam Records, looks to a tragic moment in El Salvadoran history, the massacre at El Mozote in December 1981. In this interview, Little talks about political music, polystylism, his days as a percussion student and more with Gideon...
ANNOUNCING: Craig Wedren & Jefferson Friedman's On In Love

ANNOUNCING: Craig Wedren & Jefferson Friedman’s On In Love

New Amsterdam Records is proud to announce the long-awaited collaborative effort from Craig Wedren, Jefferson Friedman and ACME called On In Love, which will be released on May 27, 2014. They premiered “Tarrying” via A.V. Club, who wrote of the track: “Delicate and dynamic, ["Tarrying"] is justly theatrical.” The track is now available for streaming and embed HERE.  You can pre-order the album HERE. For On In Love, Wedren...
Olga Bell’s Krai at (Le) Poisson Rouge

Olga Bell’s Krai at (Le) Poisson Rouge

New Amsterdam is proud to present the NYC premiere of Olga Bell’s Krai at (Le) Poisson Rouge on Monday, April 28. To be released world-wide on April 29, 2014 on New Amsterdam Records, Krai is inspired by the lesser-known corners of Bell’s homeland and written entirely in her native Russian, Krai is Bell’s second LP and first large-scale composition. Pitchfork recently premiered the lead single, Perm Krai, noting...
Bandcamp Feature on David T. Little's Haunt of Last Nightfall

Bandcamp Feature on David T. Little’s Haunt of Last Nightfall

The Bandcamp Blog recently interviewed composer David T. Little about his recent New Amsterdam release, Haunt of Last Nightfall. The feature praises the music as “alternately intimate, eerie, and distressingly violent,” and also recognizes the featured performers Third Coast Percussion. Click here to listen to Haunt on Last Nightfall and for more information.
ANNOUNCING: Olga Bell's Krai

ANNOUNCING: Olga Bell’s Krai

Pre-order the album digital, CD, or limited-edition red vinyl   Stream “Perm Krai” (via Pitchfork) New Amsterdam Records is pleased to announce Russian-born, New York-based composer/producer Olga Bell‘s new album Krai, available world-wide on April 29, 2014. Inspired by the lesser-known corners of Bell’s homeland and written entirely in her native Russian, Krai is Bell’s second LP and first large-scale composition. Lead...
ANNOUNCING: David T. Little's Haunt of Last Nightfall

ANNOUNCING: David T. Little’s Haunt of Last Nightfall

New Amsterdam Records is pleased to announce that David T. Little will release his new album Haunt of Last Nightfall on February 25, 2014. Performed and commissioned by acclaimed ensemble Third Coast Percussion, the piece looks to a tragic moment in El Salvadoran history, the massacre at El Mozote, El Salvador in December 1981. Third Coast Percussion will perform David T. Little’s Haunt...
Darcy James Argue's Secret Society to perform at The Jazz Gallery

Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society to perform at The Jazz Gallery

Brooklyn-based composer-bandleader Darcy James Argue and his innovative 18-piece bigband Secret Society will appear on March 14th and 15th at The Jazz Gallery in midtown Manhattan, performing two sets each night. The group will showcase newly composed and unrecorded works alongside selections from their critically acclaimed 2013 album Brooklyn Babylon and their 2009 debut Infernal Machines, including music originally commissioned by The...
Water Songs: Ha Ŧay G’am at Mass MoCA

Water Songs: Ha Ŧay G’am at Mass MoCA

On Saturday, March 1, Water Songs: Ha Ŧay G’am, a new live music and video project exploring the profound history of the Colorado River, will be performed at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, MA. Co-produced by New Amsterdam Records and VisionIntoArt, and featuring compositions by John Luther Adams, William Brittelle, Shara Worden, Sarah Kirkland...
Olga Bell: Origin/Outcome at the Walker Art Center

Olga Bell: Origin/Outcome at the Walker Art Center

Hailed by the New York Times as a “powerful [new music] advocate,” Moscow-born, Brooklyn-based composer/performer and Olga Bell unfolds a two-part evening of compelling new sounds featuring respected vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Angel Deradoorian (former Dirty Projectors) as well as Twin Cities– and Brooklyn-based musicians (including Bryan Nichols and Grey McMurray), and dazzling projections by video artist Alejandro Crawford (MGMT). From ancient folk traditions to modern pop music, Origin/Outcome is a celebration of...
Roomful of Teeth GRAMMY Press Round-Up

Roomful of Teeth GRAMMY Press Round-Up

New Amsterdam is proud to announce that Roomful of Teeth has been awarded a GRAMMY Award in the Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance Category as part of the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Following their win, Roomful of Teeth was featured by NPR Music, Classicalite and Vents Magazine. Roomful of Teeth also performed at the GRAMMY Pre-Telecast Awards Ceremony, and The Rolling Stone declared it “one of the...
Ecstatic Music Festival 2014

Ecstatic Music Festival 2014

The Ecstatic Music Festival (EMF) returns for a fourth season of adventurous collaborative concerts bringing together performers and composers from across the sonic spectrum for 11 highly unique and utterly original collaborations. At a time when incorporating diverse musical influences is the norm rather than the exception, the EMF gives some of today’s most compelling...
GRAMMY Award for Roomful of Teeth

GRAMMY Award for Roomful of Teeth

New Amsterdam is proud to announce that Roomful of Teeth has been awarded a GRAMMY Award in the Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance Category as part of the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Roomful of Teeth is a New Amsterdam artist and also released their self-titled debut album on New Amsterdam Records in October 2012 to great acclaim....