I’m thrilled to announce the release of my new album Angelus. You can read all about it, and order a copy here. This is a deeply personal work for me, based on my mother’s experiences as a refugee after WWII. Special thanks to the Ecce Ensemble and to Nina Guo for her amazing interpretation.
“It’s impossible to deplete the thematic and expressive density of “Angelus” in a single listening: in just over forty minutes John Aylward manages to condense with absolute originality the linguistic innovations that have evolved over more than a hundred years of avant-gardes, while never resorting to sterile twists and turns nor to exaggerations suitable only for épater le bourgeois. With the complicity of a precise and close-knit ensemble, the young composer finds here a very rare balance between the fin de siècle decadentism of the last Romantics and the irrepressible exuberance of the contemporary.”
I hope you have a chance to listen!