Caroline Shaw’s Love Letter To The String Quartet

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Caroline Shaw‘s new album, Orange, is a love letter to the string quartet. The North Carolina native burst onto the music scene in 2013, when she was the youngest composer to win a Pulitzer Prize. She’s still in her 30s and now, for the first time, there’s a recording devoted entirely to her work.

Shaw doesn’t like to be called a “composer.” She’s more comfortable with just “musician.” And, I guess, that’s appropriate. Shaw has a master’s degree from Yale in violin. She’s also an accomplished singer with a quirky a cappella group called Roomful of Teeth, for which her Pulitzer-winning piece was composed. And she’s contributed vocal tracks to songs by Kanye West and Nas. Still, when you hear all the imaginative sounds on Orange, you know you’re listening to the voice of a strong composer.

Caroline Shaw’s album, Orange, is devoted to music for string quartet. Caroline Shaw ‘s new album, Orange , is a love letter to the string quartet. The North Carolina native burst onto the music scene in 2013, when she was the youngest composer to win a Pulitzer Prize . […]

 

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