Inscape's recently released album, Sprung Rhythm, received a GRAMMY® nomination in the category of Best Surround Sound Album. The announcement was made on December 6, 2013 following the live TV broadcast of nominations in popular music. Sprung Rhythm features six works commissioned by Inscape from three emerging American composers: Justin Boyer (Bethesda, MD); Nathan Lincoln-DeCusatis (Frederick, MD); Joseph Hallman (Philadelphia, PA).
The album was recorded and released by Sono Luminus, a leading record label in the area of surround sound recordings. Led by Managing Director Daniel Shores, Sono Luminus is no stranger to the GRAMMYs ® having been nominated twice before, and most recently a winner of the Best Engineered Classical Album at the 53rd GRAMMY ® Award. Shores approached Inscape with a recording proposal in 2012 after learning of the ensemble’s work through the crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter. Sono Luminus was founded in 1995 by Sandy Lerner and Len Bosack, founders of Cisco Systems, after deciding their expertise in digital signal processing, computational mathematics and physics would enable them to bring a new level of recording fidelity to music. Their studio is located 60 miles from Washington DC in Boyce, Virginia.
Inscape returns to the studios of Sono Luminus in January 2014 to record their next surround sound album entitled American Aggregate. This album presents the world premiere recordings of seven works commissioned by or specifically arranged for Inscape.
From all of us at Inscape, we congratulate Daniel Shores, Dan Merceruio and the entire team at Sono Lumius for this incredible accomplishment!