Mark Winges
Classical | Instrumental-Chamber

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Ellen Ruth Rose, viola; Mark Winges, organ
Thalia Moore, cello; Karen Rosenak, piano
The Left Coast Ensemble | Kurt Rohde, viola; Tanya Tomkins, cello
Michael Goldberg, guitar

NIGHT VOICED, the new release by San Francisco composer Mark Winges, is a collection of warm sounding and texturally rich works featuring the viola in a lush variety of solo, duo, and trio contexts.

The title of the album is based on the individual composition of the same name, which is from a poem by Carolyn Forché, "a viola, night-voiced, calls into its past but nothing comes," and reflects the often nocturnal feeling of the program. Other titles such as wary-gliding, ghostly, "Melted Red, Frozen Black", and "Here (marginally buoyant)," offer a hint of the delightful vignettes and turns the music takes along the way.

Mark Winges is resident composer/advisor for the chamber choir Volti and has recently received commissions from the Verge Ensemble (Washington, DC) and Earplay (San Francisco). He is also active as a freelance organist. He has studies at the College-Conservatory of Music (Cincinnati), San Francisco State University, and the Musikhögskolan in Stockholm, Sweden.

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