Lauren Redhead- Adolpus Cleckheckmondtwaite is killed, by friendly fire, in the trenches (5 minute extract)

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Adolphus Cleckheckmondthwaite is a Yorkshire violinist who lived in the late nineteenth century. He coined a unique and idiosyncratic performance style involving extreme portamento. I investigated this performance style with 'cellist George Kennaway, resulting in a number of recordings from which I made this sound art piece, which also borrows samples from other recordings that I have made. AC was killed by friendly fire in the trenches of World War I whilst playing Raff's Cavatina, strains of which can be heard in this piece.


from No Room? 2015, released December 14, 2015
George Kennaway, Cello. Other instruments by Lauren Redhead



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