Various Artists: Isolated Cellist
Artist: Various Artists
Title: Isolated Cellist
Label: Stone Records
Product Type: COMPACT DISCS
The Isolated Cellist is a collection of new music for solo and looped cello gathered, arranged and curated by cellist Clare O'Connell. Determined to do something worthwhile with the sudden expanse of time during the coronavirus pandemic and ensuing lockdown in the summer of 2020, cellist Clare O'Connell gave a series of concerts on her front doorstep, making new arrangements of music she loved relating to themes surrounding the pandemic, which she then recorded in her living room. The result is something of a spiritual journey, with the sounds of renaissance France and Italy interspersed with Scottish and Irish folk and at the heart Alex Mills' newly commissioned "Hymn To Nikkal".