Seth Parker Woods, cello and voice
Edward Hamel: Gray Neon Life (2012) for solo cello
Michael Clarke: Enmeshed 3 (2013) for cello & electronics
George Lewis: Not Alone (2014 - 15) for cello and electronics
Pierre Alexandre Tremblay: asinglewordisnotenough3 (invariant) (2015) for cello and electronics
Total duration: 54 minutes
"When writing about Seth Parker Woods’ HCMF 2016 performance, I demurred at some of the pieces in his recital, but I found myself eating those words when hearing them again in these recorded versions. Edward Hamel’s Gray Neon Life has something fascinatingly analytical about it, as though it’s peering into the makings and/or articulation of an idea, while the non-stop activity in George Lewis’ Not Alone is seriously engaging, continuously changing its character and attitude such that cello and electronics seem to keep assimilating each other. Michael Clarke’s Enmeshed 3 puts a melodic urge through a dense network of inhibiting machinations—and then there’s Pierre Alexandre Tremblay’s asinglewordisnotenough3 (invariant), of which I’ll simply restate my original response, as true of this piece in particular as it is of Woods’ performance throughout this splendid album: 'a composition masterclass in its seamless, aurally non-hierarchical interaction between acoustic and electronic, as well as a performance masterclass in its bravura display of frantic virtuosity from Woods.'"
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1. Please join from a computer, not from a mobile device (otherwise you will have a poor listening experience).
2. We strongly recommend using a pair of good headphones or speakers.
3. We ask that you stay for the entire session if you decide to register.
4. Seth will be present in our listening party. We encourage you to share impressions and ask questions at the end of the session.