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Idee Fixe by Lara Solnicki

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Album Title: The One And The Other
Label: Outside in Music
Released: 2021


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About the Album

The Canadian composer, singer, and poet unveils a confident collection  of ‘tone poems’ – her own post-modern mix of jazz, free improvisation,  ‘contemporary’ classical, poetry, and film music elements. The singer, composer, and poet Lara Solnicki is praised for her “boldly unique style” . Solnicki’s third album, The One and the Other – out March 12 on the Outside In Music label – is an art song project that mines the tension between her music and poetry. “I call these songs ‘tone poems,’” says Solnicki, “because they are governed and held together by a ‘poetic logic,’ as well as being an off-shoot of that tradition.” 

Song Listing

Bit Her Sweet Christopher Street; Idée Fixe; The Embrace; Furling Leaf, Retrocede; The One and the Other: I Pass a lass; II Awe of the Sea; III Hollow the Need.


Lara Solnicki
voice / vocals
Peter Lutek
saxophone, alto
Hugh Marsh
Scott Peterson
bass, acoustic
Rich Brown
bass, electric

Additional Personnel

Jonathan Goldsmith: electronics, electric bass, electric guitar; Peter Lutek: clarinet, bassoon; Scott Peterson: electric bass.


Date featured

April 24, 2021

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