Album Remarks & Appraisals:
With cello lines that cast a "haunting, primordial arc" (New York Times), Ashley Bathgate channels Australian composer Kate Moore's vivid and lyrical themes of travel, love, sadness and beauty on Stories for Ocean Shells. In the true sense of a shared collaborative experience, the project's roots extend back to 2009, when Bathgate, then a new member of the Bang on a Can All-Stars, met Moore during work on Moore's commissioned piece Ridgeway (included on the All-Stars' Big Beautiful Dark & Scary CD, released in 2012). "We're both rebels from an intense background playing the cello," Moore says, "and we both wanted to break out, with the aim to create something new that we could call our own. So this project is about tapping into that vast energy around us." Produced by Lawson White.
Liner Note Author: Kate Moore .