Separation Songs

Cold Blue Music
Release forthcoming, fall 2019

Performed by the Eclipse Quartet
Sarah Thornblade and Sara Parkins, violin, Alma Lisa Fernandez, viola, Maggie Parkins, cello
Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Scott Fraser

Separation Songs is a haunting hour-long continuous work for two string quartets. In it, composer-performer-music technologist Matt Sargent systemically juxtaposes and weaves together an array of 18th-century composer William Billings’s hymn tunes, subtly altering certain aspects of them via real-time-generated variations as the piece unfolds. “Ever wonder what two centuries colliding sounds like…? Listen to Separations Songs.” (Robert Carl) - Cold Blue Music