At almost 3 hours in length this 6 movement suite for Cello and recording studio is perhaps our most demanding project - asking a great deal of the listener - and testing the notion of music for a Cello to the point of Destruction. Each successive movement adds a whole new depth to the complexity of the presentation - hence 'Strata' - in the Geological sense of laying over what went before. In the musical sense - taking the stage we have reached and running with that. Each movement carries the name of a Modernist hero - as it were a homage to influence - but in no sense a musical portrait. It begs an oblique reference to Klaus Schulze's Album 'X' [ten] - in its taking six heroes and presenting six pieces. It was a big influence on me as a youth - I can't doubt it was in my mind.
released January 14, 2012
David Dhonau - Composition and Cello performance.
Julian Broadhurst - Composition - Studio electronics - realisation and Mastering.
Cover Star - David Dhonau
Cover Design Tetlow & Broadhurst
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