Wild & Whimsical Worlds Of David Mallamud / Var
2016 release. Composer David Mallamud's brain is a busy place. With a particular gift for compositions that fuse genres with his own unique perspective, the dynamic young composer's debut album The Wild & Whimsical Worlds of David Mallamud, brings the listener through a fanciful tour of time and place. Stops include a visit to Parisian music hall culture, '80s Glam Metal, Victorian parlor songs, salsa-drenched Latin daytime telenovelas, Irish-inspired sea shanties, and just about everything in between. Sweetening the musical pot is the addition of some of today's greatest Broadway voices: Sierra Boggess, Janet Dacal, Morgan James, Constantine Maroulis, Christiane Noll, Brian Charles Rooney, and Amick Byram, plus Irish singer Cathie Ryan (Cherish the Ladies) and Dan Webb (Rant & Roar), in collaboration with the Albany Symphony's rock-chamber ensemble, Dogs of Desire conducted by David Alan Miller. Also featured are guests Eric Rigler on uilleann pipes (films Braveheart and Titanic) and guitarist Joel Hoekstra (Rock of Ages, Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Whitesnake). Mallamud considers this album-produced by the acclaimed Kim Scharnberg, and Grammy winners Joel Moss and David Alan Miller-the best of a decade of work written for Dogs of Desire.