Live recording as adapted and performed by Celli, an all-cello ensemble in Berkeley, California.
Graham Nelson, solo cello.
These Feathered Walls, for solo cello and string orchestra; 10 minutes.
Commissioned by the San Jose Chamber Orchestra.
Premiered by Graham Nelson and the San Jose Chamber Orchestra.
Anthony Quartuccio, conductor.
These Feathered Walls, as adapted and performed by Celli@Berkeley, is now available for purchase on their debut album.
These Feathered Walls is a reflection upon the resilience of nature and the human spirit. The programmatic nature of the piece is guided entirely by the structure and imagery of its text. From the lyrical movement of falling leaves to the stillness of quiet meditation, the figures, having cast off these feathered walls, find within them strength, beauty, and trust.