Dessner: Tenebre - Ensemble Resonanz & Moses Sumney - For Bryce Dessner, music is an expansive and borderless territory. As a composer of classical music, film scores and his work with the band The National - of which he is founding member and guitarist - the breadth and level of his creative output is remarkable. Few artists are able to bridge diverse creative worlds with such virtuosity. Dessner has won GRAMMY Awards for both his classical albums and releases from The National, and his orchestrations can be heard on new albums by Paul Simon and Bon Iver, among others. In 2017, after he first heard Ensemble Resonanz play his music during a residency at Hamburg's Elbphilharmonie, Dessner was captivated by their visceral playing and the idea to create an album together was born. This recording features four of Dessner's most recent and important works for strings: a staggering full string orchestra version of his popular masterpiece Aheym, followed by a new orchestral arrangement of his captivating string quartet Tenebre, featuring an appearance by vocal sensation Moses Sumney. Dessner's string trio Skrik, commissioned personally by Steve Reich and Carnegie Hall for the composer's 80th birthday, appears as a world premiere recording. His orchestral piece Lachrimae, referencing the musical world of John Dowland, completes this multifaceted portrait of a composer whose curiosity and openness make him a vital and rare force in new music.