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Transitions - Cello Music by Mario Davidovsky, David Fulmer, Annie Gosfield, Steve Reich, Jaime E. Oliver La Rosa & Anna Thorvaldsdottir / Michael Nicolas, cello

Album Summary

>Davidovsky, Mario : Synchronisms no 3 for cello & electronic sounds
>Reich, Steve : Cello Counterpoint
>Fulmer, David : Speak of the Spring, for cello
>Gosfield, Annie : Four Roses, for cello
>Gosfield, Annie : ...and a Five-Spot, for cello
>Thorvaldsdottir, Anna : Transitions, for cello
>Rosa, Jaime E. Oliver La : Flexura, for cello
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Cellist Michael Nicolas is an admired figure in the New York music scene, and performs both as a soloist and as a member of Brooklyn Rider and International Contemporary Ensemble. For this solo release, Nicolas presents works by Mario Davidovsky, Steve Reich, David Fulmer, Annie Gosfield, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, and Jaime E. Oliver La Rosa. This album is not linked to a specific genre, rather the exploration of the human/machine relationship. The pieces include duos for cello and electronics, a solo cello piece, pieces with multiple layered cello tracks, and cello solos with electronic backing tracks. "... if music indeed has charms to soothe a savage beast, then let this record be my attempt to tame the monster and show that humans and computers can co-exist peacefully, and that technology is an indispensable partner capable of deep musical expression." (Michael Nicolas)

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Sono Luminus Studios, Boyce, Virginia (2015-12-14_2015-12-18&2016-).



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Works Details

>Davidovsky, Mario : Synchronisms no 3 for cello & electronic sounds
  • Performer: Michael Nicolas (Cello)
  • Notes: Sono Luminus Studios, Boyce, Virginia (2015-12-14_2015-12-18&2016-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1965

>Reich, Steve : Cello Counterpoint
  • Performer: Michael Nicolas (Cello)
  • Notes: Sono Luminus Studios, Boyce, Virginia (2015-12-14_2015-12-18&2016-)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2003

>Fulmer, David : Speak of the Spring, for cello
  • Performer: Michael Nicolas (Cello)
  • Notes: Sono Luminus Studios, Boyce, Virginia (2015-12-14_2015-12-18&2016-)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Gosfield, Annie : Four Roses, for cello
  • Performer: Michael Nicolas (Cello)
  • Notes: Sono Luminus Studios, Boyce, Virginia (2015-12-14_2015-12-18&2016-)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Gosfield, Annie : ...and a Five-Spot, for cello
  • Performer: Michael Nicolas (Cello)
  • Notes: Sono Luminus Studios, Boyce, Virginia (2015-12-14_2015-12-18&2016-)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Thorvaldsdottir, Anna : Transitions, for cello
  • Performer: Michael Nicolas (Cello)
  • Notes: Sono Luminus Studios, Boyce, Virginia (2015-12-14_2015-12-18&2016-)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2014

>Rosa, Jaime E. Oliver La : Flexura, for cello
  • Performer: Michael Nicolas (Cello)
  • Notes: Sono Luminus Studios, Boyce, Virginia (2015-12-14_2015-12-18&2016-)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary