Dark chair (2013)

“More erotic text features in Dark Chair (2013), from an anonymous 19thC Chinese poem. Soprano and mezzo join a trio of vibraphone, bass clarinet and double bass (Jackson, Noble and McCahon playing wonderfully), with strong flashes of Ross Edwards in the writing.Tall Poppies production values are strong, with the recordings made over two and a half years, as can happen with varying ensemble membership. A real treat is the cover artwork by biochemist Dr Linden Gledhill. If you’re a digital listener, you will miss his captivating “cymatic’ images. This Moment Must Be Sung is an important recording, capturing Schultz’s songs of the last few years…I hope Schultz continues to be drawn to vocal repertoire, and indeed to setting his own, quite superb texts.” [ Jane Edwards, “This moment must be sung. Chamber songs of Andrew Schultz,” LoudMouth, 2 September 2018.]

“Dark Chair, opus 47 is setting of a 19th century erotic Chinese poem, based on Silk, a song written previously for Halcyon.” [Shamistha de Soysa, SoundsLikeSydney, 13 October 2018.]