Circling Strangers

by Bowlines

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about

Bowlines was formed by Ernie Gruner to explore the possibilities for bowed string players to improvise music. The ensemble’s inspiration might come from a painting, a written provocation, sound from audience or outside, architecture, or one musician’s feelings.

Bowlines’ first performance was at an art gallery for an exhibition of large-scale mysterious, magical oil paintings by the award-winning artist Irene Wellm. The trio stood gazing at some of her paintings and improvised music inspired by them.

It seemed fitting for our first album that we ask Irene Wellm to title our music, and see how a visual artist might perceive the work of musicians.

credits

released October 26, 2016

Recorded live July 27th, 2014 at Brunswick Scout Hall by Justin Marshall.
Mixed and Mastered at Brother Sister Radio by Justin Marshall.

Track titles and cover artwork by Irene Wellm - "Undecided" 2010 Oil on linen, from her Nov. 2010 exhibition "Her Fragrant Frown" at Catherine Asquith Gallery. Copyright Irene Wellm 2010. www.irenewellm.com

Thanks to:
Cathy Dowden - support and encouragement, Rowan Gruner - poster designs and logo, Adam Simmons (Festival of Slow Music), Perry Holt (3PBS), Father James, Rebecca Marshall, Rod Williams.

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Bowlines Melbourne, Australia

Improvising string trio making strange beauty.
Three of Australia's most eclectic violinists or bowed string players. Their collective musical flights of fancy draw inspiration from classical, blues, Scandinavian, celtic. klezmer, South Indian Karnatic music, spoken word and dance. ... more

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