Build: CD Release with special guests Twi the Humble Feather
Build is a Brooklyn-based indie-classical band led by composer/violinist Matt McBane which Steve Smith described in Time Out New York as “a new quintet that straddles the increasingly permeable line between chamber music and instrumental rock.” Build released its self-titled debut album on New Amsterdam Records in 2008 and in 2009 it was re-release with distribution from Naxos. The album received critical acclaim from both esteemed classical music critics and indie bloggers alike including Bloomberg News’ Alan Rich who praised its “skittery, unpredictable and utterly charming musical inventions”. Tracks from the album are regularly used as musical interludes on NPR’s major programs including All Things Considered, Morning Edition and Weekend Edition. Recent and upcoming performances include the Chelsea Art Museum (NYC), Joe’s Pub (NYC), UCSD’s ArtPower! (San Diego), the Carlsbad Music Festival (San Diego), Zipper Hall (LA), Montalvo Arts Center (California), and the 2009 Bang on a Can Marathon from which their performance was selected as a highlight for WNYC’s New Sounds by John Schaeffer. Build’s second album will be released in 2011.
Twi the Humble Feather is a duo comprised of cousins Anthony Lebron and Hektor Fontanez. Together they have performed, recorded, and composed since 2002. Their fall 2010 single 'Fourth Door of the Red Palace (extended version)' is described by Other Music as, "…a wonderful juxtaposition of traditional song and minimalism, and absolutely magical in its evolution from beginning to end." Upon their debut CD release (Music for Spaceships and Forests) Twi the Humble Feather garnered excellent performance and record reviews, most notably those of The L Magazine, NPR, SPIN, The New York Times, and Other Music. Currently they are completing two releases scheduled for Spring 2011.