Music inspired by the exhibition Ernest Hemingway: Between Two Wars, including composers Laura Kaminsky, Errollyn Wallen, Damon Ferrante, and Jessie Montgomery and works by George Anthiel and Ezra Pound. Montgomery's contribution will be a re-imagined film score for a scene from Jean Cocteau's "The Blood of a Poet."
'Connections rises above a rote tribute disc with the inclusion of violinist and composer Jessie Montgomery’s five-part suite In Color. Stewart commissioned her to compose the suite based on certain multiphonics techniques that he has crafted. “The interesting challenge with In Color was to find a blend between the unique timbre of the tuba and the strings, to find a place in the middle where these two opposing timbres could meet,” Montgomery explains. “I spent a lot of time with Bob learning about his technique and the array of effects and colors that have become a part of his palette, and I used those as a basis for the techniques employed by the string quartet.”'