Metcalfe: Constant Filter / Matthew Barley

Release Date: 7/27/2010
Catalog Number: SIGCD207
Composer: John Metcalfe
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
'Metcalfe's music fascinates me: it intelligently fuses acoustic and electronic sound worlds; it develops it s themes with economic clarity; and - the main attraction - it speaks to the heart without ignoring the head. It can make me cry, laugh, 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 Matthew Barley is internationally known as cellist, improviser, arranger, music animateur, and Artistic Director of Between The Notes. His musical world is focused on projects that connect people in different ways, blurring the boundaries that never really existed between genres and people. A key aspect of his recitals is mixing repertoire in unusual ways, pairing Bach suites with jazz, and improvisation and he is particularly interested in music for cello and electronics. This is Matthew's second release for Signum Records, following The Dance of The Three Legged Elephants, which garnered a 5 Star review from BBC Music Magazine. 'This set of originals, improvisations and takes on pieces by everyone from Jobim to Ravel are informed, inventive and defy all predictions as to what's coming next. The title track, evolving from a wonky blues riff into a kind of evocation Steve Reich jamming with McCoy Tyner at the Penguin Café, is outstanding.' BBC Music Magazine
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: Ashley Wass (Piano), Matthew Barley (Cello)
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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