Ed Hamilton

Ed Hamilton, Arabesque, melting droplet of earth


It’s not uncommon for today’s composers to make explicit reference in their music to great works of the past, yet Ed Hamilton’s new album “Arabesque” is unusually specific: taking the just first four chords of Debussy’s “Arabesque No.1”, the London-based musician subjects them to “various manipulations, reductions, elongations and strangulations”. While retaining the handmade software patches, synths and filters that featured on his debut “Sketches for Skomer”, his new work makes greater use of acoustic instruments than heard thus far.


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The album is now available for pre-order on vinyl, with a download release also planned.



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