E4TT's debut CD "Surviving: Women's Words," released on Centaur Recordings, has been submitted for consideration for the 59th Grammy Awards. Available from HB Direct, or Arkiv Music or directly from E4TT, it consists of four song cycles for soprano and piano and soprano, cello, and piano by David Garner to poems by Mascha Kaleko, Rose Auslaender, Else Lasker-Schueler and Yala Korwin. It was reviewed by Stephen Smoliar at Examiner.com as "...four passionate meditations on the Holocaust experience delivered through a unique and highly compelling pair of voices, those of both composer and singer" and by Erin Heisel at American Record Guide as "fascinating...Garner’s music is difficult but compelling, varied and harmonically interesting… [McGuinness] manages the vocal and musical challenges well."
E4TT has been awarded a Silver Medal in the 2016 Global Music Awards! for "Surviving: Women's Words," as has E4TT composer David Garner for the recording of his "Spoon River Songs."
See the names of the winners of our 2016 CALL FOR SCORES
Previous season news
The Jewish Music Commission of Los Angeles has awarded a generous $500 grant in support of Judith Shatin's commission "A Line-Storm Song," for premiere in Berkeley on June 11, 2016.
The SF-Krakow Sister Cities Association has awarded E4TT a generous $500 grant towards our Jewish Music & Poetry Project tour to perform at the Krakow Culture Festival in June 2016.
E4TT composer David Garner named winner of The 2015 American Prize for Composition, Chamber Music (professional division) for his String Quartet No. 2. Watch or listen Complete information about the competitions is available at the The American Prize website. Read more.
Jewish Music & Poetry Project (an E4TT project) featured in JWeekly.
Additional reviews: Examiner.com 2016; Examiner.com 2013