Combining elements of
contemporary ambient and electronica with the influence of Holy
Minimalist composers such as Part and Gorecki, over the last decade
experimental cellist/violinist Ayres has created a unique and
consistently strong body of work.
This latest recording has metamorphosed from its inception some years
ago as a short, improvised piece for 'live' performance into a scored,
In it, Ayres interprets the neuro-scientific qualities of Ultradian
Rhythms, where natural cycles occur, in a musical context and maintains
the unique approach taken with its predecessor 'Harmogram Suite' wherein
different playing techniques, recording set ups and textures have been
deployed to create an authentic 'live' orchestral environment.
Written in six movements, 'Variations 1-6' and closing track 'Ultradian'
comprise a complex architecture of over-dubbed sound layers, with every
instrument and part played by the artist, forging still further a modern
classical music of swooning intensity.
It's a work that further evidences Ayres' talent for evocating
extraordinary emotions within a corresponding stillness.
File: Classical fusion
Label: Wall Of Waves/Market Square
Form: CD Digisleeve
Below: YouTube -
Variation Two by Marvin Ayres