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Cellist Matthew Barley

Cellist Matthew Barley Photo: Supplied

The Adam Festival of chamber music in Nelson has hosted some outstanding international guests –Matthew Barley among them, the ‘extreme cellist’ who has done everything from performing in a motion-capture suit to collaborating with Colombian shamans. He chats to Charlotte Wilson about his impulse to explore.


YOUSSOU N’DOUR arr. Barley: Life
Performers: Matthew Barley (cello), Viktoria Mullova (vln), Colin Currie, Paul Clarvis, Sam Walton (perc)
From the album ‘Through the Looking Glass’
Philips  464 184

BRITTEN arr. Barley: Concord
Performer: Matthew Barley  (multi-tracked cello)
From the album ‘Around Britten’
Signum SIGCD 318

Jaco PASTORIUS: (Used to be a) Cha Cha
Performers: Matthew barley (cello), Julian Joseph (pno)
From the album ‘Dance of the Three Legged Elephants’
Signum SIGCD 171

Sound Lounge requests: your favourite contemporary piece or composer

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GLASS: Spaceship from Einstein on the Beach, Act IV scene iii
Sony SM3K 62960
CD2T3 13’22”

Philip GLASS/Ravi SHANKAR: Selection from the album ‘Passages’
Performers: Philip Glass Ensemble, various
BMG distribution/Private recording 260 947


Jackson Fourgeaud (vocals, synthesizers, electronics)

PAUL DOOLEY: Point Blank
Illinois State University
Naxos 8.573334

JULIA WOLFE: Cruel Sister
Ensemble Resonanz, Brad Lubman
Cantaloupe CA 21069

11:00 New Music Dreams

Moskitoo - Mitosis

Moskitoo - Mitosis Photo: album cover art

Japanese electronic musician and singer, Sanae Yamasaki A.K.A. Moskitoo was thinking of journeys, even ones on the cellular level when she created her album Mitosis.  Mitosis, the division of a cell into two identical sets of chromosomes, was a point of departure for Moskitoo as she explored the ideas of division, expansion, the human body, and small particles of matter.

MOSKITOO: Mitosis (album)
Sanae Yamasaki (voice, electronics, various instruments)
12K 1077

MOSKITOO: Paddle, Skie, Manima No Lemon.from the album Drape
Sanae Yamasaki (voice, electronics, various instruments)
12K 1041