Gail Archer, the director of the music program at Barnard College, Columbia University, has released her ninth album: Chernivtsi: Contemporary Ukrainian Organ Music on August 07, 2020. The organ literature of Eastern Europe is little known in the West. Archer is dedicated to drawing attention to Ukrainian modern composers through ongoing research and performances. “The richness and variety of the Ukrainian organ literature deserves international attention, as the beauty and vital creative spirit in this music inspires and rewards the performer as well as the listener,” says Gail Archer. “It is my sincere hope that many people will take the journey to Chernivtsi, and come away refreshed, renewed and ever more curious about the musical arts in Eastern Europe today.” The new CD was recorded in Chernivtsi, Ukraine, on a fine Riegger-Kloss organ in the city’s Armenian Catholic Church. The project was made possible by generous grants from Barnard College, Columbia University and the Harriman Institute, Columbia University.