the kindness comes from avant music news:
“The ensemble supports the solo cello with a thick but porous tissue of sound characterized by shifts in color, texture and density rather than by conventional changes in harmony.”
brice catherin is a composer, cellist, electronicist, performance artist and improviser based in france. he has participated in the festivals: de la bâtie (geneva, 2008, 2010 and 2011); akouphène (geneva, 2005 to 2010); angoulême (2008); archipel (geneva, 2008); la cité (lausanne, 2005); etc. amongst many others, catherin is influenced by jean-luc godard and karlheinz stockhausen.
his first album for pan y rosas discos, winterreise, is a concerto for cello and free ensemble. the orchestra part of the concerto is conceived for a “free ensemble,” wherein the different parts, entirely written, can be played on many different instruments – invented, traditional, or otherwise (as long as it exists). sounds like – instant action. thump glissando murmur. string pulse. swirl breath taps. rise fall tones. build repetition drone. get the album here!