This World Is Too _____ For You - DIGITAL DOWNLOAD - PREORDER

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This World Is Too _____ For You - DIGITAL DOWNLOAD - PREORDER


Preorder the new album from Emily Wells direct from the artist! You’ll receive the full album via email on or before March 22, 2019 + any singles as they release leading up to the release date. A copy of the first single “Stay Up” will be available at time of preorder. Look for emails from Emily and Thesis & Instinct.

The ten song album, produced by Wells, is lush, melodic, and unafraid. It’s both neoclassical chamber music, and art pop, propelled by synths, strings, and beats, and held together through Wells’ un-wincing lyrics and vocals. Chamber Ensemble Arrangements performed by Metropolis Ensemble and arranged by Michi Wiancko.

Album Cover: Installation view of Ugo Rondinone’s Seven Magic Mountains, 2016, 

Las Vegas, Nevada.  Coproduced by Art Production Fund & The Nevada Museum of Art.  Photograph by Jonathon Lo


The songs began as a commission of new works from the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra’s renowned Liquid Music Series (recent commissions include Philip Glass, Blood Orange, Bon Iver), with arrangements by violin virtuoso and composer Michi Wiancko for string quintet and french horn and premiered last year in Minneapolis. Wells developed the album through a commission from New York’s Metropolis Ensemble (grammy nominated chamber orchestra) who join Emily on the album along with drummer Shayna Dunkleman (Xiu Xiu, Peptalk).   

On the collaborators 

Michi Wiancko 

Michi Wiancko is an internationally-acclaimed and multi-dimensional violinist, composer, and collaborator, described by Gramophone as an "alluring soloist with heightened expressive and violinistic gifts.” She gave her debut concerto performances with the Los Angeles and New York Philharmonics, made her NY recital debut in Carnegie’s Weill Hall, and released a solo album of works by Émile Sauret on Naxos. She has performed and toured extensively with a diverse array of today’s leading ensembles and soloists in classical and contemporary music, including Silk Road Ensemble, Alarm Will Sound, International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), East Coast Chamber Orchestra (ECCO), Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG), The Knights, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Musicians from Marlboro, Y o- Y o Ma, Emanuel Ax, Jeremy Denk, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, and Vijay Iyer. 

SPCO’s Liquid Music Series

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's Liquid Music Series develops innovative new projects with iconoclastic artists in unique presentation formats. Liquid Music performances invite adventurous audiences to discover the new and the fascinating within the flourishing landscape of contemporary chamber music.  “Best of Classical.” – The New York Times

Metropolis Ensemble

Metropolis Ensemble is a dynamically evolving 21st Century Orchestra. Dedicated to creating a future for classical music that is of and for the time we live in, Metropolis Ensemble’s driving force is its founder, Grammy-nominated conductor Andrew Cyr. Metropolis Ensemble through its unique collaborative process, exists to support ascending contemporary classical performers and composers through making new work, often engaging them with other bleeding-edge cultural innovators and artists.

Frequently collaborating with artists who defy classification, like Questlove, Deerhoof, BabX, Rithy Panh, Emily Wells, and Ragnar Kjartansson, Metropolis has been presented by Hollywood Bowl, Lincoln Center’s Out of Doors and American Songbook series, BAM’s Next Wave Festival, The Met, Creative Time, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, The Wordless Music Series, Celebrate Brooklyn(!), The New Victory Theatre, (le) Poisson Rouge, The Phillips Collection, and The Tonight Show. Metropolis Ensemble has won national and international recognition for its three studio recordings, including winning Canada’s prestigious Juno Award for Best Classical Composition in 2013. In 2010, Metropolis Ensemble received its first Classical Nomination Grammy Award and in 2014, producer David Frost received a Classical Producer of the Year Grammy Award for work that included Metropolis Ensemble’s album of Brooklyn-based composer Timo Andres, recorded at Tanglewood’s Ozawa Hall and released on Nonesuch Records.

Metropolis Ensemble in sentence: New York, Grammy-nominated, contemporary chamber orchestra

Andrew Cyr, conductor

Grammy-nominated conductor Andrew Cyr, a “prominent influence in the world of newly emerging music” (Washington Post), is a leader in the rapidly growing contemporary music scene. His passion for creating new platforms for outstanding emerging composers and performing artists led him to found Metropolis Ensemble in 2006. Championing new work from a new generation of composers, Cyr has commissioned, fostered, and premiered hundreds of works from award-winning composers who include Timo Andres, Anna Clyne, Avner Dorman, Vivian Fung, and Caroline Shaw. Recent engagements span Paris's Cité de la Musique, The Melbourne Festival, The Met Museum, Hollywood Bowl, BAM, Colorado Symphony, Radio City Music Hall, Philadelphia's Verizon Center, and a new opera by David Bruce at New Victory Theatre. His work as conductor has been described by Esa-Pekka Salonen as “precise, rhythmically incisive and fluid. He made complex new pieces sound natural and organic.”