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After eight years of performing, Wooden Cities’ first release in a trilogy of upcoming albums on Infrasonic Press grapples with work, labor, commodity, and justice. The record’s three pieces have sat lost to time and have been constructed and reconstructed through careful research, including dialogues with original performers, direct accounts, and other sources. This is WORK.


released April 19, 2019

Recorded July 23, 25-26, 2018 at the University at Buffalo
Engineered, edited, mixed, and mastered by Chris Jacobs
Co-edited by Ethan Hayden and Brendan Fitzgerald

Wooden Cities would like to thank:
Chris Jacobs, Mani Mehrvarz, Horace Cardew, Frederic Rzewski, and Jan Williams.

Performed by
Megan Kyle, oboe
Nelson Rivera*, tenor sax
Steve Baczkowski*, bari sax
Dylan Gechoff, trombone
Ethan Hayden, trombone/voice/score realizations
Ian Kerr-Mace, euphonium
Stephen Lattimore, John Smigielski, Stephen Solook, percussion
Nicholas Emmanuel, Michael McNeill*, pianos
Rebecca Marin, voice
Evan Courtin, violin
T.J. Borden, Katie Weissman, cellos
Megan McDevitt, contrabass
Brendan Fitzgerald, guitar/instrument builder/conductor
*soloists on Eastman

The Price of Oil score and texts available at

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Wooden Cities Buffalo, New York

Wooden Cities is a Buffalo-based ensemble seeking to help increase the performance of contemporary music in Western New York. Formed in 2011, the group initially served as a vehicle for director Brendan Fitzgerald to present John Zorn's game piece Cobra. Since that time, the group has grown to include nearly a dozen performers and is constantly seeking new works by new composers. ... more

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