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The Grey Land has been submitted in the first round of voting for the Grammy Awards!
Any NARAS voting members, please consider in your voting for the 64th GRAMMY® award nominations:
The Grey Land
--Best Opera Recording
--Best Contemporary Classical Composition
--Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance
Rebecca L Hargrove, soprano
Kenneth Browning, narrator
Joseph C Phillips Jr, composer, conductor
“Joseph C. Phillips Jr.’s The Grey Land is a stirring, stylistically varied mono-opera that
draws on its composer’s reflections on being Black in contemporary America.
— Seth Colter Walls, The New York Times "The 25 Best Classical Music Tracks of 2020"
"Mr. Phillips can be heard rendering these varied cultural signals into a heterogenous work of art — but one that has a coherence the world often lacks."
— Seth Colter Walls, The New York Times, "In the Wake of Ferguson, a Style-Blurring Album"
"The Grey Land...[Joseph C Phillips Jr's] most ambitious, and possibly most important work yet."
— John Schaefer, New Sounds, "Top 10 of 2020" (#4)
"That the album arrives at yet another flashpoint in U.S. history elevates The Grey Land
from a breakthrough piece to a necessary statement."
— Steve Smith, Night After Night
"Phillips conveys the sorrow, agony, rage and sheer exhaustion of the struggle
while at the same time radiating a shared strength, beauty, and determination."
— Steph Power, BBC Music Magazine (4 out of 5 stars)
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