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Not All Who Wonder Are Last (Live)

by Bowlines

String trio reveals strange beauty of collective improvisations, ranging from minimalist to classical. world to blues and new music.
Genre: Classical: Contemporary
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1. The Question Is the Key (Live)
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2. Rowing into Sunlight (Live)
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3. The Traveller's Dog (Live)
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4. Over the Hills and Faraway (Live)
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5. Unexpected Descent (Live)
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6. The Asking (Live)
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7. When Every Door Is Closed (Live)
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8. The Crone's Advice (Live)
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9. The Horse Knows the Path Through (Live)
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10. Defeated by the Journey (Live)
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11. The Veil Is a Door (Live)
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12. Return to Home and Hearth (Live)
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13. A Home Outgrown (Live)
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14. Learning to Walk in New Shoes (Live)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Features Ernie Gruner (violin, viola, octave violin), Helen Mountfort (cello), Hope Csutoros (violin, viola)
Three of Australia’s leading improvising bowed string players.
Not All Who Wonder Are Last is a wellspring of sparkling improvised instrumental music created by Australia’s leading klezmer violinist, Ernie Gruner, with virtuoso players Helen Mountfort (cello; Cosmo Cosmolino, Fine Blue Thread) and Hope Csutoros (violin, viola; The Stiletto Sisters, Circus Oz, My Friend the Chocolate Cake).
The recording captures the trio’s inspired interplay, their musical brilliance, and the love, trust and respect they bring to each other, their music, and the moment.
The CD is true to the trio’s collaborative and creative sensibilities in every way, with input from artists including storyteller Niki Na Meadhra. Niki’s choice of the title Not All Who Wonder Are Last is a beautiful word play on J R R Tolkien’s “Not all those who wander are lost” line from the poem "All that is gold does not glitter” (Lord of the Rings). It speaks to the notion that slowing down to wonder may be at first a delay, but ultimately it is an enhancement of pace, focus and direction in a creative journey.
Like watching a flock of birds circling at dusk, engaging in an unexpectedly enlivening conversation with a stranger at a party, or turning—on a whim—to saunter down an unfamiliar path, Not All Who Wonder Are Last evokes a sense of exploration, playful whimsy and the inherent value of taking time to wonder and ponder.
Bowlines concerts are a breath-taking experience for audiences, inviting them to dive into a rich and intense new world of ephemeral music. The players’ melodies curve and weave, together and apart, creating harmonies that fill the space and reach into the heart. In the words of one audience member, “… it’s inspiring to be in the presence of the communion, the communication, the listening, the connection between the musicians and to receive the gift of their musical creation, happening in the moment”.

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