John Hill project showcases Nashville arts organizations

AmorismsRecording Industry professor John Hill produced and engineered the recordings for a new project showcasing the collaborative efforts of three prominent Nashville arts organizations: the Grammy-nominated ALIAS, Portara Ensemble and Nashville Ballet.

The recording, released January 8, is entitled Amorisms and features three works by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Paul Moravec.  Based upon Shakespeare’s most memorable lines about love, the piece “Amorisms” features a unique combination of vocal and instrumental performers in a chamber music setting.  The album also includes “Sacred Love Songs” and the instrumental piece “Tempest Fantasy” for which Moravec won the Pulitzer in 2004.

The Nashville-based ensembles, ALIAS and Portara, began work on the recordings in 2014. That same year, Nashville Ballet choreographed “Amorisms” and other works by Moravec (including “Tempest Fantasy,” for which he won the 2004 Pulitzer), as part of its popular Emergence dance series.

Hill won a Grammy for Best Engineered Album, Classical in 2011 for his work on Daugherty: Metropolis Symphony; Deus Ex Machina, performed by Nashville Symphony Orchestra. In the past, Hill has also served as the Symphony’s recording engineer.

In addition to audio CD, Amorisms is available for download on both iTunes and amazon. To buy, click here.

John Hill in his classroom

John Hill in his classroom

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