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Blue

by Simon McCorry

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12:46

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These tracks have been constructed in two different ways

Invocations, Light & Water, Forest. Recordings of live solo cello through loop pedals and various guitar effects.

Resonant Fields, Song. Separation into resonant nodes of individual bells recorded in the belfry of Gloucester
Cathedral, reorganised in time.

All tracks fight against the confines of artificial mechanical time - time as defined by clocks and metronomes - or rather ignore it and the expectation of pulse, metre and regularity; through rubato - ’stealing’ time - where phrases stretch, compact and switch pulse; and playing against metronomic time, layering loops that have no simple metre, if any, in common, forming a swirl of evolving sound. Each note is considered and played as if it is an entity and world in its own right, a mirror of the whole to which it belongs.

Invocations I - III had their premiere performance at St Laurence's Church, Stroud on the Good On Paper stage as part of the Stroud Fringe Festival 2017

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released August 27, 2017

Cello on tracks 1, 3, 5, 7 & 9 performed by Simon McCorry

All tracks by Simon McCorry

Mixed at Centre for Science & Art

Cover art take from ‘Blue Nude’ by Louise van den Muyzenberg (louisevision.com)

Cover Design by William Simpson (omnistudio.co)

Special thanks to Jonathan Jarvis for access to the belfry of Gloucester Cathedral and sounding the bells.

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Simon McCorry Stroud, UK

Cellist, Composer, Sound Designer

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