Letters & Fantasies is a production we did with wonderful pianist Ivan Moshchuk in the legendary Jam Handy studio in Detroit under very special climate conditions – temperatures went down to 3°C. It was released by Innova Records, the label of the American Composers Forum. We were very lucky to have David Dichiera with us for artistic advice!
Artists: Ivan Moshchuk, Angela Theis, Annalise Dzwonczyk, Yury Revich, Matthew Konopacki,Berthold Brauer, Aleksey Shadrin
The work consists of a prerecorded tape assembled from the voices of various people reminiscing about the Holocaust, sounds of American and European trains from the ‘30s and ‘40s, and three different string quartets. In addition to the tape is a fourth string quartet part for a live quartet. Bozzini Quartet did its very own recording of the three taped string quartets, a first ever since the premiere 1988 recording of the work, by the Kronos Quartet. I did the montage of this production for my producer/engineer colleage Peter Hecker.