Seascapes, the 5th studio album by Jane Antonia Cornish for string orchestra, piano and electronics. Recorded at the DiMenna Center, NYC, featuring pianist Vicky Chow (Bang on a Can All-Stars). Recorded and mixed by Dan Bora (Philip Glass Ensemble).
Commissioned by the Chelsea Music Festival, Seascapes received its World Premiere during the 2019 Chelsea Music Festival Opening Gala.
“The audience was immediately plunged into a dense sound world, mesmerizing in its intensity. Ms. Masur's piano helped create different tone colors, which also were produced by the string ensembles on the stage and in the balcony. Sensitively conducted by Ken-David Masur, the ethereal three movement work held the audience in absolute stillness at its conclusion. This was the World Premiere performance of Seascapes. May it have a long and happy life.” Broadway World.
“Once again, Cornish achieves a consummate balance between painterly eloquence, cinematic grandeur, and refined minimalist expression as she captures the vastness and wonder of her chosen subject framed in contemplative stillness…the kind of patient and profound beauty on display here is of the rarest kind.” Stationary Travels.
“A gorgeous album.” Alex Ruder, KEXP 90.3 FM
"And as the profoundly poignant passages sweep over us, we respond with a satisfied sigh and a sense of wonder. Like nature itself, Cornish's musical masterpieces are awe-inspiring. Like the sea, the magical and majestic experience she provides is all-consuming, pushing the distractions and the noise of everyday existence far away." Pop Culture Classics.