James Erber: The Traces Cycle


A collection of six works by James Erber, performed by Matteo Cesari.

About this release

James Erber’s music has been concerned with traces – signs of overwriting, both revealing and concealing what lies beneath – for even longer than the fifteen years spanned by the composition of the main work on this disc. An excavation of his interest both in archaeology as a metaphor for music and in archaeologies of music itself might begin ten years earlier still: with the thirty-year-old Erber, newly arrived in Freiburg, embarking on the composition of Music for 25 Solo Strings (Epitomaria–Glosaria–Commentaria). Read more

  • Flourish - James Erber
  • The 'Traces' Cycle- Traces - James Erber
  • The 'Traces' Cycle- Traces B - James Erber
  • The 'Traces' Cycle- Traces C - James Erber
  • A Small Revelation - James Erber
  • ein andrer Hauch - James Erber
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Production Credits

Cover Image Margaret Erber
Photography Various
Engineering Adaq Khan
Mastering Adaq Khan
Producer Richard Barrett
Booklet Editor John Fallas
Creative Director John Bevan
Executive Producer Adrian Green

Recorded 29 January, 2 March, 25 May, 2013
Venue All Saints’ Church, East Finchley, London
Total Duration 74 mins
Catalogue number CR020

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