Winter Chapel explores the physicality of sound through improvisations that are informed by a resonant acoustic space.
Hailed as a “bassoon virtuoso” (Chicago Reader), Dana Jessen tirelessly seeks to expand the boundaries of her instrument through original compositions, improvisations, and collaborative work with innovative artists. Over the past decade, she has presented dozens of world premiere performances throughout North America and Europe while maintaining equal footing in the creative music community as an improviser. Her solo performances highlight her distinct musical language and are often grounded in electroacoustic composition. As a chamber musician, Dana is the co-founder of the contemporary reed quintet Splinter Reeds, and has performed with Alarm Will Sound, Amsterdam’s DOEK Collective, the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, and the Tri-Centric Ensemble, among many others.
released December 4, 2020
All tracks created and performed by Dana Jessen
Recorded on January 17, 2020 in Fairchild Chapel, Oberlin, Ohio
Recorded by Andrew Tripp
Mixed by Dana Jessen
Mastered by Murat Çolak
Artwork by Ryan Sprowl
Catalog #: Carrier Records 057
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