Composer, singer, and pianist Reuben Butchart brings his song cycle “Nameless and Awake” to the WNYC Studio. Setting poems by John William Carroll, Butchart’s music combines a soulful contemporary singing style with intricate, detailed arrangements that make use of the classical and jazz skills of The Millworkers, seven musicians playing woodwinds, cello, guitar, bass, drums, glass percussion, and more. David Garland talks with Butchart about the songs and how the music came together at Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center. — Spinning On Air, WNYC
“Nameless and Awake: Eight Poems by John William Carroll” was developed and recorded during the artist residency at Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center, with seven multi-instrumentalists, The Millworkers. It has been released through iTunes, Amazon, and Bandcamp. Available on digital / a limited edition hardbound artbook of Butchart’s illustrations.
released 01 January 2012, from “Nameless and Awake”