Brian Locke Ensemble – Rêve (Yellocello) Release date 22.10.07

Released to coincide with a full premiere concert at the home of the London Symphony Orchestra, St. Luke’s, Brian Lock has launched on a terrific new avenue to his already rampant repertoire. An internationally renowned film and media composer and live electronics artist, Lock has gathered together an impressive ensemble of innovative musicians to realise a project which is startingly original and certainly genre-defying. Rêve is highly polished yet bursting with life, artistic risk and new culture. Sitting in total comfort with Lock’s subtle dance-age electronica are the traditional sounds of European orchestral intruments; clarinet (Neyire Ashworth), cello (improv / mutli-artiste Zoe Martlew) and harp (avant garde and film music specialist Hugh Webb). The CD is made up of Concerto for Clarinet, Percussion, Birds and Computers (three movements), Sonata for Cello and Mixing Desk (four movements) and Concerto for the Sound of a Harp & Other Sounds (three movements). A very positive 52 minutes, equally perfect for a relaxing dinner or working background as well as being spiritually stimulating on a close listening with your decent speakers or headphones, probably stunning live!