Prepared Or Not celebrates the varied voices of girls all through the centuries, from the renaissance to the current day, and contains items commissioned and organized for Palaver Strings.
The works on the album embody Grażyna Bacewicz’s Concerto for String Orchestra, Non può il mio cuore by Venetian singer, lutenist, and composer Maddalena Casulana, composer Barbara Strozzi’s madrigal Lagrime mie that includes a efficiency by mezzo-soprano Sophie Michaux, Chicago-based composer, vocalist, and pianist Akenya Seymour’s Worry the Lamb, and a set of fiddle tunes by two Portland-based fiddlers, Liz Knowles and Palaver’s personal Elizabeth Moore.
“For too lengthy, girls have been shunted to the sidelines of historical past, their voices silenced and their affect minimized,” Palaver Strings wrote on their web site. “The historical past of classical music isn’t any exception, and even probably the most gifted feminine musicians have been discouraged from pursuing skilled careers, their work relegated to the footnotes of music historical past textbooks.
“Even at this time as extra alternatives open up for feminine performers, composers, administrators, and producers, these systemic injustices persist.”
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Based mostly in Portland, Maine, Palaver Strings is a musician-led string ensemble and nonprofit group which goals to interact new audiences, deal with social justice points, and amplify underrepresented voices. Additionally they serve over 325 college students annually via the Palaver Music Middle in Portland.