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Metcalfe: Constant Filter / Matthew Barley

Metcalfe / Barley / Wass
Release Date: 07/27/2010 
Label:  Signum U.k.   Catalog #: 207   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  John Metcalfe
Performer:  Matthew BarleyAshley Wass
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Using computerised octave-splitters and delay units, Barley achieves a surprising depth of sound and harmonic richness, particularly on the title-track, where echoing wisps of electronic sound flutter around the cello like butterflies." -- The Independent

An exciting new collaboration between the rising British composer John Metcalfe and the internationally renowned cellist Matthew Barley. The project is summed up well by Barley’s description of the music:

"Metcalfe’s music fascinates me: it intelligently fuses acoustic and electronic soundworlds; it develops its themes with economic clarity; and – the main attraction – it speaks to the heart without ignoring the head. It can make me cry, laugh
Read more or dance, and that is what new music should be doing. I can hear the traditions of classical music, as well as contemporary rhythms and haunting synthesisers from the world of electronica. This is art that can speak to everyone about love and freedom, fear and yearning, and the deep mysterious joy of music." -- Matthew Barley
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Works on This Recording

1. Tracing the Outline by John Metcalfe
Performer:  Matthew Barley (Cello)
2. Constant Filter by John Metcalfe
Performer:  Matthew Barley (Cello)
3. Kite by John Metcalfe
Performer:  Matthew Barley (Cello), Ashley Wass (Piano)
4. Lonely Bay by John Metcalfe
Performer:  Matthew Barley (Cello)
5. As She Fell by John Metcalfe
Performer:  Matthew Barley (Cello)
6. The Appearance of Colour by John Metcalfe
Performer:  Matthew Barley (Cello)

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