Cantaloupe presents Stories for Ocean Shells, the culmination of a years-long project between Ashley Bathgate and Kate Moore.
This summer, Cantaloupe presents Stories for Ocean Shells, the culmination of a years-long recording project between by composer Kate Moore and cellist Ashley Bathgate. Join the Indiegogo campaign now!
Stories for Ocean Shells is a picture-music book telling tales of travel, love, sadness and beauty - that one great story - the one known as life. A highly personal communication between two artists, one a composer from Australia who landed in The Netherlands, the other a cellist from the states who travels the world on tour. Their lives collide, intersect and intertwine in strange and unexpected ways. This album is their story told from afar like letters of memories, experiences, thoughts and yearning - seeking true honesty and through observation, a quest to see the world through vivid eyes.
This is ongoing recording project by Moore and Bathgate, who have been working together since 2009, is an epic body of work for the cello in all its glory. Both come from a background playing the major cello repertoire: Elgar, Dvořák, Fauré, Bach, Beethoven. Over a number of years they have worked hard to develop and sculpt their own original language and voice spoken through this instrument; Ashley, through the subtlety and colour of her playing, Kate through composition using the idiomatic and dynamic vocabulary of the cello. The body of compositions and the way in which they are performed by Ashley dive head-on into a powerfully charged physical and metaphysical experience.