Musicians from soundSCAPE is a flexible ensemble comprised of performers from the festival faculty. Soprano Tony Arnold is a first-prize laureate of the Gaudeamus International Competition (NL). Since winning the Classical Fellowship Award from the American Pianists Association, Thomas Rosenkranz has pursued an active performance career on four continents. Percussionist Aiyun Huang was the first-prize and Audience Award winner at the 2002 Geneva International Competition. The soundSCAPE festival facilitates the flowering of new music and the exchange of ideas and culture between musicians of tomorrow’s generation. Each summer in idyllic Maccagno, Italy, the festival attracts composers and performers from around the world for two weeks of concerts, lectures, master classes and workshops. The essence of the festival is process and collaboration – soundSCAPE has been the starting point for new music initiatives that have flourished long beyond the festival, all around the globe. soundSCAPE is directed by Nathanael May.
In 2013, soundSCAPE released its first CD on the New Focus Recordings label. Inflorescence: Music from soundSCAPE features the faculty trio of soprano Tony Arnold, percussionist Aiyun Huang, and pianist Thomas Rosenkranz, who tour regularly as Musicians from soundSCAPE. The captivating disc is built around the eponymous work by Josh Levine, commissioned by soundSCAPE in 2012, and includes new works by Mark Applebaum, Richard Carrick. Rounding out the disc are scintillating solo works by Aperghis, Webern, and Rzewski.