Garland, Simcock und Sirkis loten alle nur erdenklichen Möglichkeiten dieses Trios aus. Ein Orchester im Kleinen, das Komplexität und Groove vereint, vieles geschickt miteinander verzahnt und dabei verblüffend mühelos agiert. Markante Melodien und rhythmische Anleihen aus dem keltischen Erbe, aber auch Elemente aus den unterschiedlichsten Regionen der Welt verschmelzen in einem unverkennbar eigenen Sound.
Once upon a time … there was a lighthouseOn England’s north east coast, just before the Scottish border, on an island near Whitley Bay, stands a gleaming white lighthouse - St. Mary’s Lighthouse - which ascends into the sky. The five hundred metres between the tiny island and the coast can only be crossed at low tide. When Tim Garland took on a job as composer-in-residence at nearby Newcastle university he decided to buy a house - near the lighthouse. “You enter this space and the first thing you notice is the special acoustics. It's totally hollow inside. When the tide is in, the lighthouse stands in water and is cut off from the land and then all you can hear and see is the sea.” For the CD “If The Sea Replied” Garland recorded several bass clarinet solos in the lighthouse which he later orchestrated. During his work he had the idea...line up
Produced by Gwilym Simcock & Tim Garland
Executive Producer: Siggi Loch
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Curtis Schwartz, at Curtis Schwartz Studio, Ardingly, West Sussex
Recorded 22-24 November 2011, mixed and mastered December 2011.