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Maya Homburger
Barry Guy
Ceremony

Maya Homburger baroque violin
Barry Guy double-bass
 
Annunciation
Celebration
Immeasurable Sky
Ceremony
Still
Breathing Earth

Recorded April and July 1997
ECM New Series 1643
 
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"Ceremony" explores the field of tension between old and new music, and between composition and improvisation, and shows the way in which phrasing, textures and colours employed in one area can impact upon another. The album introduces Maya Homburger, baroque violin specialist, to the New Series and reintroduces Barry Guy as composer and interpreter. The Swiss-born violinist and the English bassist have worked together in many different contexts over the years, but "Ceremony", featuring music by Biber and Barry Guy, marks their recorded debut as a duo.