In Carl Vine’s Inner World for cello and CD, the soloist is enveloped in a shroud of pre-recorded cello sound: dissected, crystallized, modified and re-arranged. The thrilling result is a 13-minute hall of mirrors in which artifice and reality collide and in which the sounds we hear, Vine remarks, ‘may be no more than a product of the performer’s own imagination’. With several commercial recordings and advocates including Steven Isserlis, David Pereira and Nicolas Altstaedt, Inner World makes a spectacular showcase for the adventurous cellist interested in exploring the realm of electronics.
‘Evocative, ecstatic, heartfelt’
The Independent on Sunday (Michael White), 9 November 1997