The beautiful, socially conscious choral works of Jake Runestad take center stage in Conspirare’s latest recording. Runestad’s commitment to musically potent and well-crafted compositions aligns with current cultural questions about race, gender, orientation, and psychological challenges related to suicide and gun violence. The album sets texts from authors including Hildegard von Bingen, John Muir, Todd Boss, Rabia, Tagore and Hafiz. Runestad’s choral settings are embraced by listeners of all ages.
“Runestad…has a particular knack for marrying powerful music to texts that speak to some of the most pressing and moving issues of our time.” -Star Tribune