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January 25, 2019

Sono Luminus Releases Bruce Levingston's Citizen, a Musical Exploration of Citizenship, Patriotism and Human Rights

On January 25, 2019, Sono Luminus released Citizen [DSL 92228], the label’s seventh album showcasing the celebrated pianist, author, and founder of Premiere Commission, Inc., Bruce Levingston. "A force for new music” in the words of The New Yorker, and “A pianist’s pianist,” (American Record Guide), Levingston is a master of creative programming, and here the Mississippi native casts his eyes and ears not just on that historically complex state but on other places and times—Chopin’s Poland, for example—that have inspired challenging political responses from creative artists. “In recent years,” Levingston writes, “I have come to see that my beloved state only reveals more intensely what exists in other places in our world: the struggle for people to come to terms with one another’s histories and differences. I chose the title “Citizen” for this album not only because it contains works that reflect upon actual citizenship and human rights, but also to highlight that we are all citizens of one earth, and must find ways to respect one another’s differences and strongly uphold each other’s right to exist with dignity and freedom.”

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