Tarot Conway - Fanfare Sixty One

Fanfare Sixty One



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Tarot Conway - Fanfare Sixty One

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When writing this piece I decided to take a ‘different’ approach to cello writing - to move away from legato lyricism towards sharply defined rhythmic precision. The cello is detuned to B F# D A giving it a darker brooding sonority and from this scordatura evolved the four note theme. The theme undergoes 61 changes during the piece. During this process of change the original four note theme becomes increasingly complex and fragmented whilst expanding in pitch and time.

Cello: Alison Holford

Recorded at Trinity College, 10th June 2002 

[Alison Holford was born and brought up in Birmingham. She read music at Huddersfield University and Trinity College of Music, where she was principal cello in the college Symphony Orchestra and the Contemporary Music Group.

Since graduating she has pursued a busy freelance career, both playing and teaching in London and the south-east of England, including principal cello of St Paul´s Sinfonia; principal and solo cello in the Bergamo Ensemble; cellist in the new contemporary music group, Splinter Cell; and in France, principal cello of Opera de Bauge.]