New solo album CALM
Now available on CD, Download & Streaming (GLM Music FM 296) and on vinyl.
All good things come in fours – after three remarkable albums (Somerville Samba 2011, Inspire 2016 and Evelyn Huber & Sirius Quartet 2019) - Evelyn Huber has, after two years, released her eagerly awaited next album.
For many years her versatile harp brought a distinctive sound to the World Music ensemble Quadro Nuevo, both on stage and on numerous recordings. The pandemic and the year 2020 brought new perspectives for the harpist. She took her leave of Quadro Nuevo and set about developing new ideas and concepts for herself and her instrument.
CALM is an album featuring the solo harp in its purest form, giving it space to breath and allow its exquisite sound to unfold.
With CALM Evelyn Huber has succeeded in creating an extraordinary sound experience: devotional, atmospheric and meditative, these best describe the mood of her playing. The pure sound of the harp, delicate and crystal clear, make these recordings truly something magical: Created out of the silence of the lockdown, the album was recorded in a converted walk-in closet equipped with the most sophisticated microphones and acoustically perfect.
„It was very close to my heart that the album should convey the greatest possible feeling of tranquility. And for that I created the most relaxed recording situation imaginable, at home in my basement.
The room was not originally intended to be a studio; it was, and still is, my windowless dressing room. Instead of the soundproofed walls usually installed in studios, I was surrounded by concert outfits and sports gear. This made the room acoustically ideal and perfect as a recording studio.
The album was born in the spring of 2021, out of the isolation of lockdown, when inspiration often came in the stillness of the night. And it turned out exactly as I wanted.“
Says Evelyn Huber: „CALM was intended to be an album capable of telling musical stories, inviting the listener to close the eyes and become immersed in the music. At the same time, it should deliver that highly regarded quality of serene accompaniment, sweetening the hours. That was the plan.“
Little gems by esteemed fellow musicians, such as Gregor Huebner’s “For Gile” and Fung Chern Hwei’s “In Case A Goodbye”, by New York’s “Sirius (String) Quartet” join some favorite pieces by renowned musical greats: Olafur Arnald’s “Tomorrow’s Song”, Charlie Chaplin’s haunting “Smile” and film music such as Luis Barcalov’s enchanting theme from “Il Postino” and the wonderful “Once upon a time in America” by grand master Ennio Morricone, who recently passed away.
Then a little yuzin by “Amelie” composer Yann Tiersen.
And Evelyn Huber’s favourite piece, the beguiling “Liberetto” by Swedish jazz bassist Lars Danielsson.
The album CALM is perfectly rounded off by several of Evelyn’s own compositions.
Two magical videos are already available for the Album CALM:
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