Bassist/composer Alan Lewine, relocated to Philadelphia a few years ago, where he has recently married and reopened Owlsong Productions with his wife, Spanish soprano Ana María Ruimonte. They have already released two CDs in 2014: Ana Maria Diaz - Arded, Corazon, Arded (www.CDBaby.com/cd/AnaMariaDiaz) featuring Ana Maria singing Spanish baroque romanzas from the 17th Century, and Owlsong - Sampler (www.CDBaby.com/cd/Owlsong) with a variety of material, new, previously unreleased and rereleased.
Working with Ana María as SOPRANO MEETS CONTRABASS, Lewine has become more active since 2014. SOPRANO MEETS CONTRABASS has performed in Philadelphia, New York, Colorado, Granada, Sigüenza, Madrid and elsewhere in Spain, as well as the Netherlands, Belgium and Tel Aviv and Jerusalem in Israel. Lewine says This project has reignited my creative interest in music, with its highly innovative combination of Sephardic, jazz, classical, Latin American and flamenco influences. I'm excited to be creating new arrangements and new approaches to my instrument!