SITUATION STATION - CHRISTINA COURTIN WITH THE KNIGHTS
NEW RELEASE ON IN A CIRCLE RECORDS | OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE: JANUARY 31, 2020
Christina Courtin’s Situation Station, recorded four years after the release of Varsity, can best be described as a tapestry of her musical and life experiences. As she weaves together her dual worlds, the singer-songwriter and classically trained violinist guide listeners through somber plains and heartbreak, all the while surrounding them with warmth, joy, and hope. With its stark vocals and rich arrangements, Situation Station seeks to stir the same depth of emotion in others that Courtin has imbued in each of her album’s songs.
JS BACH: COMPLETE CELLO SUITES - JOHNNY GANDELSMAN
NEW RELEASE ON IN A CIRCLE RECORDS | OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE: FEBRUARY 2, 2020
In a Circle Records is proud to present Johnny Gandelsman’s new solo album, featuring JS Bach’s complete cello suites, transcribed for violin. A follow-up to Gandelsman’s celebrated debut recording of Bach’s complete Sonatas and Partitas, the album features the first-ever recording of the Sixth Suite on a 5-string violin. Gandelsman’s years of experience working with master musicians from various world traditions (Bela Fleck, Martin Hayes, Kayhan Kalhor) brings a refreshing and deeply personal viewpoint to these magnificent works.
HEALING MODES - BROOKLYN RIDER
NEW RELEASE ON IN A CIRCLE RECORDS | OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE: MARCH 27, 2020
The healing properties of music have been recognized from ancient greek civilization to the field of modern neuroscience, and expressed in countless global traditions. The slow movement of Beethoven’s Opus 132, ‘Song of Holy Thanksgiving From a Convalescent to the Deity in the Lydian Mode’ is among the most profound expressions of healing in the string quartet repertoire. Beethoven’s eternal work is paired with 5 works commissioned for, and premiered by Brooklyn Rider. Composers include Reena Esmail, Gabriela Lena Frank and Matana Roberts, as well as recent Pulitzer prize winners, Caroline Shaw and Du Yun.
DELHI TO DAMASCUS - SANDEEP DAS
new release on in a circle records | official release date: april 10, 2020
Conceived by Grammy Award-winning tabla maestro Sandeep Das, In a Circle Records release "From Delhi to Damascus" is a celebration of the shared history between India and Syria.
An earnest quest to start a dialogue, spark compassion and stimulate the imagination to see beyond geographical borders, Delhi to Damascus is a musical invitation to a spiritual odyssey, celebrating ideals of inclusion, empathy, global community and humanitarianism.
THE BUTTERFLY - MARTIN HAYES & BROOKLYN RIDER
OUT NOW ON IN A CIRCLE RECORDS | OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE : AUGUST 9TH, 2019
In a Circle Records is proud to present "The Butterfly", a new collaborative album from Martin Hayes and Brooklyn Rider.
A Grammy Award winner as producer and recording artist for Silkroad Ensemble’s Sing Me Home (2017), Johnny Gandelsman has launched In a Circle Records in 2008, with Brooklyn Rider’s debut album, Passport. The label has since issued the game-changing string quartet’s recordings Seven Steps and Dominant Curve, as well as the Silkroad Ensemble’s Off The Map, a Grammy nominee; solo albums from shakuhachi master Kojiro Umezaki, guitarist Jon Mendle, and violist Nicholas Cords; and a DVD capturing The Knights’ live performance of Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony.
Most recent releases include Brooklyn Rider's Spontaneous Symbols; music recorded by Silkroad Ensemble and Yo Yo Ma for Ken Burns' Vietnam War documentary; and the complete Sonatas and Partitas for violin by JS Bach, recorded by Johnny Gandelsman.