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Written in 2010, Kite is for cello and piano with a hint of electronics, and is in five movements: Appear, Land, Centre, Parsal and Tree. Like Tracing the outline, it opens and closes with slow contemplative movements, while Land is another one of John’s deceptive on/off beat pieces. As soon as you think you know which instrument is on the beat, it changes, and it reminds me of certain optical illusions where you think you have understood what you are seeing, and you refocus your eyes and it changes. Do you hear it as two instruments playing alternating fast notes, or one instrument playing a single winding melody? Centre, for piano alone, is a little still oasis in the middle of the piece, and Parsal is full of virtuoso plucked cello melodies, with the piano insisting on its pattern throughout the movement. Tree takes the suite into a plane of almost disembodied sound, where you shouldn’t even be sure if one of the sounds is a cello.

from notes by Matthew Barley © 2010


Metcalfe: Constant filter & other works
Studio Master: SIGCD207Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Movement 1: Appear
Movement 2: Land
Movement 3: Centre
Movement 4: Parsal
Movement 5: Tree

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD207 track 8

Recording date
1 January 2010
Recording venue
The Home Studio, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Raphaël Mouterde
Recording engineer
Mike Hatch
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  1. Metcalfe: Constant filter & other works (SIGCD207)
    Disc 1 Track 8
    Release date: April 2010
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