George Lewis : Not Alone (2014​/​15)

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Not Alone is for solo violoncello and electronics.
It uses interactive digital delays, space and timbre
transformation to create a dance among multiple
cellists following diverse yet intersecting spatial
trajectories.

Although the work does not employ explicit
models of self-similarity, the more immediate
spatial trajectories expand into larger
trajectories of affect across the duration of the
piece. Advancing a conversational aesthetic,
albeit in a non-improvised work, in Not Alone
foreground and background deliberately conflate.
The electronics and the cello blend, intersect,
and ultimately diverge into multiple digital
personalities that can suddenly converge into
unified ensemble while shrouding their origin in
processes of repetition. Not Alone was written for
Seth Parker Woods, and the software was written
by Damon Holzborn. The composition is dedicated
to cellist Abdul Wadud. - GL

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from asinglewordisnotenough, released November 25, 2016

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Seth Parker Woods Chicago, Illinois

Critiqued as "a cellist of power and grace" (The Guardian), cellist Seth Parker Woods has established a diverse career that straddles the worlds of classical, contemporary, electronics and performance art. He worked with artists ranging from Heinz Holier, G.F. Haas, and Klaus Lang to Peter Gabriel, Sting,and Aldo Tambellini.
He holds a PhD in Performance from the University of Huddersfield (UK).
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