Epic transatlantic tales for the cello with composer Kate Moore and cellist Ashley Bathgate.
Stories for Ocean Shells is the brainchild of composer Kate Moore and cellist Ashley Bathgate, who have been collaborating since 2009. As the lives of these two artists from opposite corners of the world collide, intersect and intertwine in strange and unexpected ways, wordless tales of travel, love, sadness and beauty are told in a cycle of six works for solo cello. This album seeks to communicate to the audience how a beautiful partnership, even oceans apart, can offer entirely new world views and perspectives, as well as an opportunity for quiet self-reflection.
Album available on Cantaloupe Music, released May 2016.