Adam Hurst | Ritual

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by Adam Hurst

Solo cello with drone
Genre: World: World Fusion
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1. Ritual
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2. Wellspring
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3. Seduction
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4. Threshold
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5. Vessel
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6. Longing
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7. Chant
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8. Return
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9. Unseen
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10. Midnight Waltz
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Album Notes
Influenced primarily by Middle Eastern, Indian Raga and European traditions, the original music of Adam Hurst is at once haunting, ethereal, evocative and romantic. Using the cello as a solo melodic voice, Hurst creates passionate and emotive musical poetry that digs straight to the soul.

Award winning cellist Adam Hurst has performed throughout the US and in Europe and has been commissioned to compose and perform original work for ballet, belly dance, and contemporary dance. His recordings have been used in independent films, documentaries and art films...

Mr. Hurst has released six CDs of original music. They have sold thousands of copies. His most recent CD, called Ritual, is a collection of pieces for solo cello and rhythmic drone.

Commissions include: Broken Sparrow, a ballet choreographed by James Canfield for the NWPDP, in which Hurst composed the entire score and performed live on stage at the premier. Midnight Waltz, an original piece for cello and accordian composed for the Portland Vampire Ball. Anima, an independent feature film by Craig Richardson.

Adam Hurst studied cello at Skidmore College while in highschool and Brown University while in college. He holds a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design (1997). He taught cello at Providence College as an adjunct from 1998-2002 and continues to teach privately.

"Cellist extraordinaire" -Eugene Weekly

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

"somber, ethereal tones" -The Post Star

"The masterful Adam Hurst bring works of crystalline beauty that can beappreciated 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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I just bought your cd at Folk Life festival on Monday and I can't stop listening to it. It's so beautiful and haunting. I only wish I could have stayed and listened to you preform longer.

Lissa Treiman

I bought your cd 'Ritual' at Folklife this weekend and i just had a chance to listen to it. It's a wonderful album! I'm glad i picked it up :)

Bill Howland

Awesome work
I saw you and picked up your "Ritual" cd in Astoria on 7/26/09. Awesome work, awesome recording. Emotional, haunting music. what you have done is special. I also really like the sound quality, the dynamics. That's why I asked so much about that aspect. A real joy to listen to. Thanks so much!

Ian Kelleher

Amazing! I bought a few of Adam Hursts albums after discovering him on the internet. Beautiful, haunting, spirtitual, ethereal music. Food for the soul.

Missy Bageant

Bought your Ritual CD today at the Astoria Sunday market and have been listening to it all day! It is very enchanting will be looking forward to purchasing more of your CD's!

Michelle Morrell

just lovely
I bought "Ritual" at the Folklife Festival in Seattle and can't stop listening, just lovely.