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Michael Nicolas

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1.1
Synchronisms No. 3
Mario Davidovsky; Michael Nicolas; Mario Davidovsky
4:31
1.2
Cello Counterpoint
Steve Reich; Michael Nicolas
11:36
1.3
Speak of the Spring
David Fulmer; Michael Nicolas
8:12
1.4
Four Roses
Annie Gosfield; Michael Nicolas; Annie Gosfield
6:21
1.5
…and a Five-Spot
Annie Gosfield; Michael Nicolas; Annie Gosfield
6:58
1.6
Transitions
Anna Thorvaldsdóttir; Michael Nicolas
10:46
1.7
Flexura
Jaime Oliver La Rosa; Michael Nicolas; Jaime Oliver La Rosa
12:56
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    61:20
"... a stylistically manifold collection of works at the intersection of cello and electronics and one that makes a strong case for their interdependence and nonviolent collaboration ... riveting delivery ..." - WQXR-FM Long admired on the New York scene, cellist Michael Nicolas enjoys a diverse career as soloist, chamber musician, recording artist and improvisor. On these six pieces, Nicolas adheres not to any one genre, but simply to a general idea exploring the human/machine dichotomy. As he approaches from as many angles as possible, the album is very diverse, featuring composers from three continents with works spanning over 50 years. There are duos for cello and electronics, cello solos with electronic backing tracks, multilayered cello tracks and a solo piece. Nicolas hopes to expose listeners to several new sounds and ways to organize them, connecting them to more traditional ideas of musical expression.
192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Sono Luminus Studio Masters

Recorded in DXD at 24 bit, 352.8kHz. Recorded at Sono Luminus Studios, Boyce, Virginia December 14-18, 2015 and January 13-14, 2016 Producer: Dan Merceruio Recording, Mixing & Mastering Engineer: Daniel Shores Recording Technician: David Angell Editing Engineers: Dan Merceruio, David Angell Photography: Erin Baiano Graphic Design: Caleb Nei Executive Producer: Collin J. Rae Recorded with Merging Technologies Horus. Mastered with Merging Technologies Hapi. Mixed and mastered on Legacy Audio speakers.

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