New PARMA Artist: Edie Hill

Photographer Credit: Anne Marsden

We’re pleased to announce plans to record and release a full album of Edie Hill‘s choral works through PARMA Recordings with critically-acclaimed chamber choir The Crossing

Edie Hill is a three-time McKnight Artist Fellow, a two-time Bush Artist Fellow, and has received grants and awards from the Jerome Foundation, the Minnesota State Arts Board, Meet The Composer, ASCAP and Chamber Music America.  She currently serves as Composer in Residence at St. Paul’s The Schubert Club. Although Edie’s music has been part of a number of recordings in the past, this will be the debut album of her music alone.

Tentatively titled “Clay Jug” this project will be comprised of seven choral works commissioned from 1999 to 2014. From Edie’s Fractured Atlas profile, here’s some background about the inspiration behind the album’s works:

“We are all the “Clay Jug.” We are sturdy, strong, breakable and fragile. We hold inside us the resilience of the human spirit, (the Fenix), the ability to actively think and listen, (Thinker, Listen!) the ‘dark night of the soul’ or that journey we have to take even though we do not know what is on the other side (Cancion de el alma). The stages of our lives (We Bloomed in Spring and Alma Beata et Bella). Breath, heartbeat, flutes, drums, MUSIC! MUSIC – this thing that is intrinsically human, that has spoken to us since the beginning of time (From the Wingbone of a Swan).” 

You can find out more about her project through the video below; to read more about it and to make a tax-deductible donation towards Edie’s project, please visit:

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