A Way After The Fox's Backbone

A Way After The Fox’s Backbone

The Fox went out on a chilly night He prayed for the moon to give him light For he’d many a mile to go that night Before he reached the town-o, town-o, town-o He’d many a mile to go that night before he reached the town-o

New-music piano trio Longleash teams up with Irish composer Adam McCartney on a beautiful new work, a way after the fox’s backbone, that explores the transmission of sound across gulfs of time and history. Inspired by the luminous painting technique and innovative composition of Flemish Renaissance painter Jan van Eyck, McCartney also draws on references to traditional Middle English poetry and folk song.

Recorded in Vienna at das Klavieratelier von Gert Hecher