Everything started with a tweet that I sent during the first lockdown this year, asking for suggestions of piano miniatures written by female composers.
Charlotte Botterill sent me then one miniature that she had just written, reflecting her feelings in that period of lockdown. For this first one, Charlotte carried on writing piano miniatures, expressing her feelings and events of such peculiar times. When the restrictions were lifted, Charlotte felt that was the moment to close the collection, and invited me to record them!
This is such a special project, which I couldn’t be prouder to be part of. While being far away (I was in Brazil, and Charlotte was in the UK), I felt so connected to Charlotte’s feelings translated in music. I recorded the 15 piano miniatures in Rio at Laranjeiras Records, with Márcio Dornelles as my sound engineer.
It’s with such a pleasure that we present you the album ‘Isolation’, which was released today through the new label Lis de la Mer.
The album is available digitally through all major platforms, and in a limited CD edition which is accompanied by exclusive art prints by Rosie Botterill (who also signs the art of the album).
Very special thanks to Thalyson Rodrigues, for the superb musical assistance during the recording session.