Prima Facie has released The Beachcomber, a new CD of music by Welsh composer Lynne Plowman.
"There are two works which form the framework for this album, both composed in 2017 - 'A Field Guide to Pebbles' (five short pieces for percussion duo) and 'Songs of the Sea Dreamer', a song-cycle for tenor and harp - settings of four poems by Russell Hoban. As with much of Hoban’s work, the subconscious – dreams, imagination and obsession – perforate his ‘ordinary’ world. I have drawn these four poems together, to tell a story of love, loneliness and the sea. The individual movements are separated and intertwined with short instrumental solos and duos composed during the last twenty years. Curating this album has brought together themes and sound-worlds in my music that perhaps I hadn’t connected before.
Huge thanks go to all the wonderful musician friends who have commissioned these pieces and contributed to this recording with special thanks to producer Steve Plews." Lynne Plowman
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