Kate Ellis: Sraith is a lonely and absorbing meditation for cello and electronics where  Ellis  in effect duets with herself, partnered by the notes she has already played and which then are manipulated by a sound engineer

“Just beyond the confines of Western tuning” is how composer Barry O’Halpin (b. 1987) neatly describes one aspect of his piece grave goods for solo el(...)

Irish composer: Jennifer Walshe. Photograph: Blackie Bouffant

“It was a Jennifer Walshe sandwich.” The cellist Adrian Mantu was speaking to the audience, introducing the Irish composer’s Minard/Nithsdale and desc(...)

Chi-Chi Nwanoku is a double bassist and a founder member of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Chi-Chi Nwanoku is a double bassist and a founder member of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. The eldest of five children of a Nigerian fathe(...)