Composer Rudi Seitz is on a quest to explore the potential of the canon form. Keyboardist Matthew McConnell seeks to bring new repertoire to life on the harpsichord. Rudi and Matt are proud to announce the release of their album Canons. This page will serve as a collection of materials relating to the album.
Where to purchase the album
Download the album: You may download the album at Bandcamp.com, where it is available in high-quality formats like FLAC or AIFF as well as MP3, and where the bulk of your payment will reach the artists. If you prefer iTunes or Amazon, you’ll find the MP3s in those places too. Here is a streaming player that will let you hear a couple of the tracks:
Order a physical CD: You may order the physical CD at cdbaby.com. (On the cdbaby page, look for the green button that says “CD.”)
Where to find the liner notes
Where to find the sequel album
Following up on the May 2017 release of Canons, a smaller sequel album containing nine canons performed on clavichord was released in November 2018. The album is called Canons on Clavichord. Read about it and listen to it here.
Where to find additional articles
Canon Q & A Extended Q & A session with the composer
Why Counterpoint? On the personal significance of counterpoint for the composer
Searching for X Reflections on the composer’s relationship to Bach
Why Harpsichord? Why the composer chose the harpsichord for this project
Audio Mastering About the process of mastering the canon recordings
Making Music With Machines The composer’s reflections following a discussion about Canons with journalist Wade Roush for the Soonish podcast
Canons on Clavichord Release notes for the second phase of the canon project
Yale Alumni Magazine Jan/Feb 2018 “Classical dance music for the mind.”