New Lullaby Album Now AvailableNew Lullaby is a beautiful, perceptive, and evocative performance that earns and deserves your rapt appreciation. Most of all, however, it felt to me like a courageous exploration of a mood or a state that is rarely identified, and these days all-too rarely enjoyed: attentive peacefulness.
– Glenn Kurtz, author of Practicing, A Musician's Return To Music

"Mom, this is the music I want to fall asleep to for the rest of my life."
– 5 year old fan

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Interviews, Reviews, Articles, & Videos
(Click www.ALCguitar.com for upcoming performance information)

New Lullaby Project Concert in Moscow, Russia! Includes Premiere #47 HERE, May 2016

Night Transfigured – New Lullaby Project 2nd Recording endeavor, Video, April 2016

New Lullabies by Ken Ueno & Kota Nakamura to be released on Stone Records, USA & World, September 2015

New Lullaby Project premieres in the Coast Weekend, February 2015

New Lullabies by Ken Ueno & Kota Nakamura to be released on Stone Records, UK, July 2015

New Lullabies #'s 45 & 46 to be premiered in February & March 2015

New Lullaby Video Playlist
(24 Videos) - February 2015

2014 Year in Pictures and Videos - December 2014

New Lullaby Project Celebrates 7 Years!!
- Read the Blog, December 2013

The New Lullaby Project is on Facebook - join the FB group, 2012

Article in the Dorchester Reporter, November 23, 2011

The Front Row on Houston Pubilc Radio w/ host Bob Stevenson, October 2011 (interview & music)

Classical Guitar Magazine (UK) – CD Review, February 2011 by Steve Marsh
Ideal late-night listening – recommended.”

Fanfare Magazine - Feature Review Jan/Feb 2011 Issue by Barnaby Rayfield
This is not some godawful Classics-for-Baby CD, something new has been attempted here…

Fanfare Magazine - Feature Review Jan/Feb 2011 Issue by Jeremy Marchant
Aaron Larget-Caplan's playing catches every nuance of the music.

Upon Listening - The Triangle from Mu Phi Epsilon Fall 2010 by Sherry Kloss

Audiophile 4/5 stars & Spirit of Change, Sep., Oct. 2010 New Lullaby CD review by Jason Serinus
4 out 5 Stars

El Show de Fernandito, August 13, 2010 (Video interview)

El Show de Fernandito, August 13, 2010 (My Darling's Slumber by Francine Trester - VIDEO)

College Music Society, March 2009, (Lullaby for Sam by Nolan Stolz - VIDEO)

Boston Globe, April 30, 2009 (featuring audio of lulalbies by Jonathan Feist, Francine Trester)

Harvard Post, April 28, 2009 (featuring Jonathan Feist and Aaron L-C)

The Composers & guitarist

Lynn Job Jonathan Feist Francine Trester Scott Wheeler Kevin Siegfried
Lynn Job
The Sixth Night
Jonathan Feist
No Time & Leaky Roof
Francine Trester
My Darling's Slumber ('08), Lullaby for Daddy (2011)
Scott Wheeler
Kevin Siegfried
Cradle Song
Mark Small Nolan Stolz Carson Cooman John McDonald David Vayo
Mark Small
Descent to a Dream
Nolan Stolz
Lullaby for Sam
Carson Cooman
Unfolding the Gates of Dawn,
a morning lullaby
John McDonald
You are alone to Sleep, Op. 430 (2007) & Upward (2011)
David Vayo
David Leisner Eric Schwartz Ryan Vigil Ken Ueno Kota Nakamura
David Leisner
Disturbed a Lullaby
Eric Schwartz
Song Softly Song, in Trying Times
Ryan Vigil
Ken Ueno
Ed è Subito Sera
CD: Legend of Hagoromo (2015)
Kota Nakamura
Sui-hou (ephemeral)
CD: Legend of Hagoromo (2015)
Premiered but not yet recorded:
Aaron Larget-Caplan David Patterson Joshua Hahn Nomi Epstein Jacob Mashak
Aaron Larget-Caplan
David Patterson
Counting Sheep (2010)
Lullaby for Ewe (2013)
Joshua Hahn
Nomi Epstein
Jacob Mashak
Rest, Madrid (2008), Lulubye (2011)
Barnaby Oliver TLReadphoto G.Drozd M.Velosopic Martin M. Schreiner
Barnaby Oliver
The Pillow That You Dream On
Thomas L. Read
The Moon Through the Window Shines Down
Gerard Drozd
Le belle addormentate
Michael J. Veloso
Little Dancer
Martin M. Schreiner
A Lullaby in Restless Times
Thomas Schuttenhelm Hayg Boyadjian Demetrius Spaneas Alan Fletcher Patricia Julien
Thomas Schuttenhelm
Hayg Boyadjian
Cancion de Cuna
Demetrius Spaneas
A Child Sings at Thanksgiving
Alan Fletcher
Lullaby in Three Voices
Patricia Julien
After Many Days Without Rain
Canary Burton Charles Turner James Dalton Wheaton Composers Kathryn Salfelder
Canary Burton
Charles Turner
White Potatoes
James Dalton
A World of Your Own
Wheaton College Composers:
Siv Anderson, Gordon Jones, Tim Larson, Montana Rogers
Kathryn Salfelder
Whispering into the night
Scott Scharf Ricardo Ordiozola Garrett Ian Shatzer Frank Warren Boris Rivchun
Scott Scharf
Ricardo Ordiozola
Garrett Ian Shatzer
Lullaby for D---
Frank E. Warren
Canción de Niñez
Boris Rivchun
Dreams of Childhood

Why a Lullaby?

In 2006 I released my debut album, Tracing a wheel on water, on which I recorded an Afro-Cuban lullaby arranged by Leo Brouwer (Cancion de cuna). Whether hearing it in a live concert or from the Tracing CD, people always spoke about how the lullaby "got 'em", even though there was much more 'difficult' music being played. I asked myself why this simple piece of music could grab so much attention? The other works were also highly praised, but none got as much public reaction as the lullaby. Was it the simplicity or beauty of that particular melody or did people just need a rest? Many people suggested an album of lullabies with a focus on famous ones arranged for guitar, but that had been done and the idea did not intrigue me. Around this time, I played an arrangement of George Gershwin's Summertime by Toru Takemitsu and my questions were answered: Bring the two worlds together! Being passionate for contemporary music, I began asking living composers to write brief new compositions for solo guitar in the genre of a lullaby. And with that, the New Lullaby Project created, and the next day I practiced.
Aaron Larget-Caplan

From New Lullaby CD Liner Notes:
There are two basic types of lullabies: one gives the listeners warmth and protection, while the second tends to be darker with hints of fear. The former calls for good dreams to the wary soul, and lets him know that he will awake safely in a better tomorrow. The latter lives on the idea that night and even sleep can be dangerous. Maybe this comes from the folk tradition of tempering our demons by singing to them, voicing our fears that are greater than our worldly matters, or the simple truth that one can catch a cold if one's feet are not fully covered while sleeping.

Who's afraid of a Lullaby?!

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