Adam Hurst | Dwelling

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Dwelling

by Adam Hurst

Original Gypsy, Middle Eastern, Indian, and European influenced solo cello and guitar
Genre: World: World Fusion
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1. Morning
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2. Beloved
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3. Invocation
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4. Entrance
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5. In-between
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6. A Moment
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7. Forgotten
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8. The Beyond
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9. Dwelling
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10. Seclusion
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11. Luminescence
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12. Abandonment
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13. Remaining
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Poignant, passionate, soul moving, otherworldly. The music of Adam Hurst has been used in independent feature films, documentaries, and art films, and live choreographed ballet among others. He has performed his original music throughout the world.

Mr. Hurst has released four CDs of original music. They have sold thousands of copies. His most recent CD, called "Ruin" is evocative music for cello & piano. "Dwelling" is a collection of thirteen "poems" for cello and guitar. Music from his second album called "Illusions" was used for an original dance piece. In 2007, Oregon Ballet Theatre's James Canfield choreographed a 20min ballet to a Hurst original composition which Hurst performed live at the premiere to a sold out crowd.

REVIEWS:

"Though Adam Hurst's primary instrument is cello, his third and fourth releases show him to be an equally adept guitarist and pianist. On Dwelling and Ruin respectively, Hurst also proves himself to be a deft multi-tracker who records guitar and piano as base instruments over which his sinuous cello playing resounds. The two recordings are structurally similar with Hurst's preferred mode short, three- to four-minute classical settings of largely ruminative, sometimes ethereal character with all of the music composed by Hurst. He's no avant-garde provocateur hell-bent on extending the cello's sonic limits but instead an artist intent on bringing music of soul and romance into being.

"On Dwelling's thirteen cello-and-guitar “poems,” Hurst alternates pieces pairing cello and acoustic guitar with others featuring multi-tracked guitars only. The prevailing mood is reflective and ruminative, though subtle contrasts emerge from one song to the next. “The Beyond” might be described as a dramatic Spanish guitar drone, while a faint country feel infuses the folk meditation “A Moment,” and a faint hint of Ry Cooder even seems to emerge too. The cello's singing tone comes to the fore in “Dwelling” whereas “In-Between” highlights the melismatic character of the instrument's cry.

"The newer release Ruin follows Dwelling's lead with the obvious exception of the change in instrumentation. Again a melancholy spirit prevails (titles alone like “Alone” and “Face in the Rain” suggest as much, while “Death Waltz” is naturally somber) and Hurst largely opts for slow tempos throughout. The cello-piano combination is not only more contrasting than cello-guitar but the piano's cascades and arpeggios offer a richer and often lilting backdrop to the cello. Needless to say, Hurst 's cello playing on both recordings is beautiful—inflamed with emotion and passion but not overwrought (the cello melodies in “Exit” even exude a Byzantine quality that calls to mind John Tavener). Similarly, despite being melancholic in temperament, his elegant compositions are pretty but not saccharine."
-Textura.org, July 2008

"Cellist extraordinaire" -Eugene Weekly

"haunting and evocative" -Seattle Weekly

"...hypnotic music" -The Oregonian (Marty Hughley)

"somber, ethereal tones" -The Post Star

"The masterful Adam Hurst bring works of crystalline beauty that can be appreciated in five minutes or savored for hours" -Someday Lounge

"...soundtrack to a dream voyage..." -St. Johns Sentinel

"...poetic music" -NW Professional Dance Project

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Rita Haramy


Beautiful... Many songs are great for use in the massage room!

linda moore

heartfelt beauty
the cd i bought from you 'dwelling' at artopia on saturday is a work of true heartfelt beauty. thank you so much for sharing your art on the street!

Burt Kimmelman

death and love
I thoroughly enjoyed listening to \"dewlling,\" his album of cello and guitar, which carried me over the miles of my drive south. I am no musician, unfortunately, but I loved the music all the same, and it has stayed with me well after the listening. I thought-wether he meant it this way or not-that the totality of the pieces amounted to an extended contemplation of some essential human sadness that arises from realizing that death and love are not always discrete forces. He is a real talent.

J

Lovely
I first saw Adam Hurst playing at the Ballard Farmers Market and bought a CD. After listening I came back for more. He has an excellent relaxing sound with this combination of instruments.

M*L*E

WONDERFUL
This man is quite a bundle of amazingness. I had the joy of hearing his hauntingly beautiful music resound on the streets of the Farmer\'s Market in Ballard last Sunday. His music was absolutely enchanting, I had to stop just to get my bearings several times. Once the Market started closing up, I finally got the guts to go up and purchase one of his CDs. He told me to het the \"Dwelling\" CD because it had a sort of Middle-Eastern twist while Ruin had a more classical bit to it. He was definitely true to his word, and his CD did not disappoint! My family has listened to him too, and they are mesmerized as well. He also mentioned he carved his cello himself! To have met him in person affirms to me that his music not only touches others, but the whole art itself seems to move him. He is living the sweet harmony he produces in his music. Its not the normal music you hear in even the classical arena, but thats a good thing! He delivers a plethora of different stories, from joy and buoyancy to woe and devastation. They are all simply WONDERFUL arrangements and I cannot thank him enough for deciding to go for music to pay for art school! :) I give him all stars because, well, he deserves it!

MommaHollyX3

meditative & sexy
I had the pleasure of listening to him perform live and found his music to be haunting, sexy, and meditative. I have been looking forward to his new CD and it doesn't dissappoint and its perfect for this time of year!

Maria Louisa

enchanting
i just wanted to say, that the album is enchanting, heart opening. my mind stops, and there is like this sensation like a mixture between a cry and a laugh in my being. thankyou for your beautiful contibution to the universe.

deg

Dark
Very dark and if that's what your fans need and it sells - good for you. But it's too dark for me to buy.