The pioneering album ‘Stabat Mater’ from The Goeyvaerts String Trio is finally here! Stabat Mater from Arvo Pärt is for the first time performed in just intonation. Besides, it contains the world premier recording of Ivan Moody’s Simeron, which was composed for the Gergiev festival Rotterdam.
Click here for the video of the recordings of the album, with an impression of the album an more information about just intonation!
What started with an idea on a terrace in Amersfoort, the Netherlands, ended as a succesfully funded Kickstarter campaign. Kickstarter is a new way to fund creative projects. 514 backers from all over the world helped the trio and Challenge Records to raise an amount of £14,932! With this money we were able to record this beautiful album. Curious? Click here to see the campaign!
The Goeyvaerts String Trio employs just intonation for the Arvo Pärt's Stabat Mater instead of equel temperament. Using this technique, the trio creates layers of sounds which lay on each other. This particular way of playing resonates with one's feelings immediately. Watch the video for further explanation by the trio.