Cellist Ashley Walters' first solo album features performances of six contemporary works for cello by composers Luciano Berio, Nicholas Deyoe, Wolfgang von Schweinitz, Andrew McIntosh, and Wadada Leo Smith.
The album serves as a reflection of the enduring musical collaborations Walters shares with these composers, and seeks to challenge the listeners perception of what the cello is capable of. Scordatura, microtonality, improvisation, and extended techniques transform the serene “swan”into a snarling, roaring creature, as sinister as it is beautiful.
released October 20, 2017
Ashley Walters, cello
Recorded at Warren Music Center Studios, 2011 and 2013
Recording Engineers: Martin Hiendl (1,2,3) and Clinton Davis (4,5,6)
Mixing and Mastering: Nick Tipp
Producers: Ashley Walters and Luke Storm with the composers
Artwork: Claudia Doderer
Graphic Design: Traci Larson