We’re thrilled to share this new collection of music with you all. This album is especially dear to us for so many reasons. Firstly, it’s our first album to be made up of all original compositions by members of the String Machine. Secondly, it was recorded in our favourite acoustic space in Charlottetown, St. Paul’s Anglican. And thirdly, the whole process of writing, performing, and recording these pieces have given us the opportunity to dive deep into the history of our community.
The album is based on the life and work of reknowned PEI architect William Critchlow Harris, who designed St. Paul’s. His attention to acoustical properties in his buildings is what makes that particular church such a delight to play music in. Underneath the chancel floor is an empty room with a single post of juniper wood that connects the ceiling to the floor, just like the soundpost in a violin.
After kicking off the 2022-23 with a monumental performance of Frederic Rsewski’s minimalist masterpiece “Coming Together” with our fearless collaborator Cameron MacDuffee, we’re moving into the winter.
This time around, we’ll be joining forces with Sirens, the Island’s premiere treble choir. The program will feature pieces from cold places that will fill St. Paul’s Anglican with winter warmth. We can’t wait to hear so much beautiful sound resonate in one of our favourite acoustic spaces on December 10. There will both afternoon (2:30pm) and evening concerts (7:30pm). Hope to see you there!