By taking a deconstructive approach to the component parts of a musical vernacular, Garner’s work grapples with the fraught complexity of the culture of the South -- a source of so much rich sonic material that is inextricably bound up with a laden and painful history.

Dark Holler by David Kirkland Garner 

New Focus Recordings, fcr 191

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The Vega Quartet Plays Beethoven and Garner



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