I’m excited to announce the debut of a cycle of music for quartet, which I wrote for Ingrid Laubrock (saxophones), Mariel Roberts (cello), Cory Smythe (piano), and myself. We premiered half of the music on the International Contemporary Ensemble’s Tues@7 series (please watch above!), and recently made a studio recording of the entire set. Please check back soon for album release details.
Though live performances have been curtailed, I’m proud to be part of the eight recent record releases below, including albums by Nate Wooley, Ingrid Laubrock, LITURGY, Ash Fure, Patrick Higgins, Tristan Perich, Wet Ink, and the motion picture soundtrack for Dreamland (featuring music co-composed by Patrick Higgins and me) —
Nate Wooley: Mutual Aid Music
April 16, 2021 | Pleasure of the Text Records
Modney joins an octet led by Nate Wooley (trumpet), alongside acclaimed creative musicians Ingrid Laubrock (sax), Mariel Roberts (cello), Sylvie Courvoisier (piano), Cory Smythe (piano), Matt Moran (vibes), and Russell Greenberg (vibes and percussion).
Ingrid Laubrock: Dreamt Twice, Twice Dreamt
November 20, 2020 | Intakt Records
Modney joins the Ingrid Laubrock Small Ensemble for this ambitious double album of Laubrock’s works for orchestral and chamber groupings.
LITURGY: Origin of the Alimonies
November 20, 2020 | YLYLCYN
LITURGY’s latest album featuring compositions by Hunter Hunt-Hendrix, performed by the band alongside an octet of NYC-based experimental musicians.
Ash Fure: Something To Hunt
October 30, 2020 | Sound American
Modney joins the International Contemporary Ensemble for Fure’s chamber work, Something To Hunt.
Patrick Higgins: TOCSIN
October 16, 2020 | Telegraph Harp Records
Modney performs works by longtime collaborator Patrick Higgins: SQ3 and Contrapunctus XIV (with Mivos Quartet), and Emptyset [0,0] (with Wet Ink).
Tristan Perich: Drift Multiply
November 13, 2020 | Nonesuch Records
Concertmaster and Assistant Producer for the premiere recording of Perich’s hourlong work for 50 violins. Douglas Perkins, conductor.
Wet Ink Ensemble: Smoke, Airs
September 25, 2020 | Huddersfield Contemporary Records
The latest release by Wet Ink, featuring music commissioned for the 2019 Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival.
Dreamland (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
November 12, 2020 | Paramount Pictures
Featuring compositions co-written and performed by Modney and Patrick Higgins (such as “The Black Sunday”, below). To hear all of the cues by Higgins and Modney, check out the album on Spotify.