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Charlotte Bray: At The Speed Of Stillness

Bray / Elder / Schaufer / Wood
Release Date: 02/10/2015 
Label:  Nmc   Catalog #: 202   Spars Code: n/a 
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 11 Mins. 

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At the Speed of Stillness, commissioned by Aldeburgh World Orchestra, explores paradoxes of energy and movement: 'the hummingbird motionless as a star' (in Dora Maar's description), or the contained energy of a power station. Caught in Treetops, a violin concerto written for Alexandra Wood and BCMG, takes its inspiration from two poems by Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Federico García Lorca, while also drawing on the relentless energy of Sonny Rollins.

Two song-cycles make explicit Bray's close relationship with poetry: Fire Burning in Snow sets three poems by Nicki Jackowska exploring desire, obsession and loss - also the subject of Songs from 'Yellow Leaves', a sequence of haikus based on Shakespeare's sonnets. The album
Read more is completed by the energetic piano quartet Replay, and Oneiroi, a dark study for piano.
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