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Paul Cheneour
Oboe/cor anglais/gliss anglais:
Maureen Wolloshin
Izolda Reeder
Benedict Taylor
Double Bass:
David Leahy
Margaret Taylor
Release Date:
Recorded at:
Loosenham Farm Studios
Nick Taylor
Nick Taylor & Paul Cheneour at Porcupine Studios
Nick Taylor & Paul Cheneour at Porcupine Studios
Nick Taylor & Paul Cheneour
Russell Burden

The Janus Foundation Trust, Margaret Taylor for her wonderful vocal addition and Henry Dagg for creating the gliss anglais. Special thanks to Russell Burden for inviting me to be the visiting artist on the Lossenham project and for his guidance and positive encouragement throughout the project

A Priori – Drink Only, from the Fountain of Light

The Lossenham landscape rarely appears still. Movements of air swaying trees and reeds, flushes of insects, birds darting and diving, the watercourses and pools bare the swirls of rarely seen fish and there are fields filled with emerging archaeologies. Nature here can be light and beautiful or, on those long ominous days of grey rain, a weight on one’s senses and, most unexpectedly, felt or imagined, the land’s lost histories somehow seep through.

As visiting artist for The Lossenham Project Paul Cheneour has embarked on a quest of discovery, both physical and metaphysical, with no expectations other than to listen, observe, reflect, and respond. Lossenham’s quiet resonances, rhythms and impressions are translated here into his cyclic scores and the collaborative spontaneities with his chosen fellow musicians, creating soundscapes that obliquely reference earlier forms – plainchant, twelfth-thirteenth century polyphony, classic chamber music fused with flavours of contemporary modal jazz.

Within the turbulence of our unpredictable world, Paul’s choice of album title seems to counsel us to seek goodness and light, to observe the flow of things and accept changes as they arrive, to hold fast no matter how unnerving life may become. This music is such a journey

  • 1. elemental part 1 - fragility

  • 2. elemental part 2 - upwelling

  • 3. elemental part 3 - inhaling

  • 4. elemental part 4 - cirrus

  • 5. entanglement part 1 - watchfulness

  • 6. entanglement part 2 - pathways

  • 7. entanglement part 3 - meetings

  • 8. entanglement part 4 - histories

  • 9. entanglement part 5 - presence

  • 10. eternity part 1 - impermanence

  • 11. eternity part 2 - iterations

  • 12. eternity part 3 - migrations

  • 13. eternity part 4 - convolutions

  • 14. eternity part 5 - axis