AGENCY now available from New Amsterdam

New Amsterdam Records is delighted to announce the Friday October 11th release of David T. Little’s latest album, AGENCY, featuring the world premiere recording of the work for string quartet and electronics, which The New York Times calls “forthright, visceral, bloody, with the intimacy and polish of a classical chamber ensemble but bulging with the loud, reverberant sweatiness of rock.”

Performed by “contemporary music dynamos” (NPR) American Contemporary Music Ensemble—with special guests, the Grammy-winning Third Coast Percussion, Andrew McKenna Lee (The Knells), and Julian DayAGENCY is a journey into the nature of truth, rooted in the tension between ancient faith-based cultures and modern information-based societies.

Using the language and tactics of espionage, AGENCY is riddled with secret messages, ciphers, and redactions. A companion to 2014’s Haunt of Last Nightfall (NWAM054), AGENCY illuminates our need to find truth, while suggesting that the truth might be unknowable, delivering a powerful message for a troubled time.

 

posted on August 29, 2020