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Gargamelle - the twelfth album of Contemporary Cello focused duo D'juil [Da jule], of Cellist David Dhonau and Composer Julian Broadhurst - for Two Taped Cello lines, devices and Various acoustics. A suite of 3 difficult conceptual pieces at an extreme of the Cello repertoire - we both thought people would have difficulties with it, but that has never stopped us before.

It is a piece about the dying of reverberation in differently sized Acoustics. For example, when an organ stops playing a great swell, it rings around the building in its dying. We decided to reproduce this effect by differentially processing two Cello recordings, then to start and stop the two tapes, in variously sized acoustics; in a timing and manor composed by us, as the substance of the work. Jim Tetlow and I designed the 'Bar Code' cover to visualise this effect. The album is named after a old Bubble Chamber at CERN, that once sought out the Dying reverberations of charged particles - giving up natures secrets to the keen eye. Let then the keen ear 'look upon' this.

"A consistent investigation of micro-temporal relations courageously proposed by shading light onto ever-challenging fragments of stasis."
John Palmer - British Contemporary Composer. Jan. 2015

"A Masterwork"
Frederick Kojevnikov - French Contemporary Composer. Jan. 2015

"an awesome piece. The way they play around with partials and harmonics is fantastic."
Lara Poe - American Contemporary Composer. Jan. 2015


released January 16, 2012



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