Jonathan Harvey is Britain's foremost composer of electronic music and he has developed a complex and personal musical language for which he is globally recognized. His catalogue of works explores unique sound worlds and imaginative ensembles. The works on this disc, composed within seven years of each other during one of the most productive periods of Harvey's career, demonstrate the stylistic range of his choral writing, including his unique approach to the combination of live performance and electronic sound and his innate sympathy for the voice. The Latvian Radio Choir have been labeled the creators of a new choral paradigm - a testament to their diverse range of voices and skillful performances of challenging experimental works. On this disc, the group makes their Hyperion debut with thrilling performances of some of Harvey's choral masterworks.
The Angels - Ashes Dances Back - Marahi - The Summer Cloud's Awakening / Latvian Radio Choir - James Wood, direction