‘Tightly Wound – Music for Strings’, the brandnew double CD by Dorothy Hindman wins Gold Medal in Global Music Awards

















Congratulations to Dorothy Hindman for winning the Gold Medal in Global Music Awards for her brandnew double CD ‘Tightly Wound’: Music for Strings’ in category Composer – Album – United States. The CGK is very grateful, that our recording of TAUT has been chosen as the opening track of CD 2.

Tightly Wound wins Gold Medal in Global Music Awards

Global Music Awards

CGK-contribution on new double CD ‘Tightly Wound’ by composer Dorothy Hindman










We are happy to announce the release of US-composer Dorothy Hindman’s brand-new double CD ‘Tightly Wound’ – The CGK’s recording of TAUT appears as the oping track on CD 2.

‘Fueled by a unique blend of punk, postmodern, and spectral techniques, Dorothy Hindman’s music sings and screams, breathes and howls, leaving a lasting impression like none other. Her second solo release, Tightly Wound, a double album showcasing her music for strings, stakes a solid claim for her position as one of the more fearless voices in chamber music today. Hindman’s works have a raw power — such as Heroic Measures, Taut and Needlepoint, three perspectives on the ravages of cancer, or Setting Century, an elegy on how losing a parent clarifies our own mortality. Other pieces are lighter in substance but no less personal: Time Management on the impossibility of balancing marriage, children and career, Monumenti and centro on the challenges of life, language, and customs in a different country, and Sound|Water on climate change and sea level rise in her native Miami.

Over a two-decade span of works, Hindman’s driving rhythms, meticulous development, and sparkling timbral imagination show her commitment to connecting music and life to a thrilling degree. Enter with caution.

Tightly Wound features a string of stellar performers, including cellist Craig Hultgren, guitarist Paul Bowman, double bassist Robert Black, PULSE, Corona Guitar Kvartet, Amernet String Quartet, Duo 46, and many more.’


Dorothy Hindman


Corona Guitar Kvartet – Tour of Denmark 2017/18

In 2017-18, Corona Guitar Kvartet will be making a tour of Denmark. There will be eight concerts in all, with brand new material. We will be playing thirteen works (eleven by Danes, two by foreigners); twelve of them will be world premieres. We will also be playing an old favourite, John Frandsen’s Three Dances from 1994, which first appeared on our second album, Northpoints (03); this piece has attained classic status and we very much look forward to playing it again.

The composers are: Peter Bruun, Bo Gunge, Bo Andersen, Lars Klit, Svend Aaquist, Karl Petersen, Michael Bønsdorf, Roland Haraldsson, John Frandsen, Eirik Moland, Niels Mølgård, Alexander Wagendristel (Austria) and Michael Schelle (USA).

We consider all of these to be very exciting composers with widely different approaches. Some are experienced composers – heavyweights in Danish music – others are up-and-coming, often with an impressive list of credits as performing musicians.

Our tour goes to:

Aalborg / Nørresundby – NUT
Hjørring – New Music
Allerød – Engholm Church
Farum – Stavnsholt Church
Hårlev (Køge) – Himlingøje Church
Ribe Sct. Catharinæ Church
Helsingør – Sct. Olai Church
Høng – Finderup Church.

We are committed to presenting the music to a young audience. We will be arranging pre-concert talks where one or more of the composers will talk about some of the pieces we will be presenting.

The tour is supported by: The Augustinus Fund, Knud Højgaards Fund, The Danish Composer’s Association, The Danish Arts Foundation, and Solistforeningen af 1921.



Die Gitarre im 21. Jahrhundert – Radioshow on ByteFM , September 1, 2015

Frank Witzel’s radioshow ‘Me Myself and Why’ on ByteFM and via ZEIT ONLINE presents music recorded by the Corona Guitar Kvartet, Noël Akchoté, and Fred Frith

Die Gitarre im 21. Jahrhundert
Noel Akchoté und Fred Frith sind nur zwei Namen, die stellvertretend für eine Tendenz stehen, von der improvisierten Musik zur Komposition und Neu-Interpretation klassischer Werke zu wechseln. Me Myself and Why stellt neue Tendenzen in der Gitarrenmusik vor, die sich immer weiter von gängigen Genre Einteilungen emanzipiert und längst ein eigenes Terrain bespielt.
Mit dem Corona Guitar Kvartet, Noel Akchoté und Fred Frith.

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