Khartes / NYFA Collection

by Laura Andel Orchestra
Music for 4 musicians & conductor

Limited Edition Compact Disc (CD)

Innova Recordings #253
Released: 13 November 2015

The NYFA Collection: Volume Two collects works by the 2013 Music and Sound Fellows and presents a staggeringly broad swath of sonic territory: Fellini-esque circus music, a meditation on the exile of immigration status, guitar stabs and accordion solos, abstract jazz and new music piano, pop references, odes to molars and a bad storm, are just some of the paths explored by this diverse group of artists.”
Innova Recordings, USA

A section of Khartes, a 50-minute composition, is featured on The NYFA Collection, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Artist’s Fellowship Program of the New York Foundation for the Arts.


Khartes 4 is the opening piece on the CD, and the music features musicians from the Buenos Aires and the New York music scenes. Khartes was composed during a Roulette Residency Program, supported with funds from the Jerome Foundation, and had its world premiere on February 2, 2013 at Roulette in New York City.


Performers: Elliott Sharp (Electric Guitar), Daniel Binelli (Bandoneon), Carl Maguire (Fender Rhodes), Andrew Drury (Drums), Laura Andel (Composition & Conducting).


Music by Laura Andel recorded live by Stephe Cooper on February 2, 2013 in New York City. Mixed and mastered by Elliott Sharp at Studio zOaR.


All ten composers featured on the CD are: Laura Andel, Sylvie Courvoisier, Frank Carlberg, John Bacon, Mihoko Suzuki, Ben Gerstein, Judith Sloan, Svjetlana Bukvich, Anthony Gatto, Yotam Haber.