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Emily Stewart - The Anatomy Of Melancholy
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BCE 1CD 16008
This article will be published on 13.03.2020.
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Emily Stewart
The Anatomy Of Melancholy

01
Milk & Honey 04:54 Share
02
At A Bus Stop 01:56 Share
03
The 39 00:58 Share
04
Finnieston Crane 04:48 Share
05
All My Griefs 00:57 Share
06
Amygdala 01:37 Share
07
Phantasy 02:51 Share
08
Memory 02:52 Share
09
Fair 03:09 Share
10
Accompaniment In Broken Triads 01:25 Share
11
Sinesinese 03:51 Share
12
The Earth A Moon 05:23 Share
13
The Chess Game 03:56 Share
14
The Hidden Kingdom 04:55 Share
15
All My Joys 00:55 Share
16
Bruma – Perpetuum Mobile 03:47 Share
17
My Melancholy Baby 02:25 Share
18
Love, A Cause 03:46 Share
Total Time 54:25
Editor’s Note

It’s not just that you’ll think: Wait, don’t I know that name… “Emily Stewart”? You’ll also feel like you’ve heard that music before. You have to have had! Except that The Anatomy of Melancholy is actually Emily Stewart’s debut album. Born in London and raised in Costa Rica, the violinist and composer Emily Stewart now lives in Vienna. She regularly tours with the celebrated Austrian popstar Anja Plaschg (a.k.a. Soap&Skin), the Scottish indie pop group Belle and Sebastian, and with the Swedish jazz pianist and composer Jan Lundgren. Here’s her first own album then, which is an utterly convincing and eclectic combination of classical, jazz, and folk elements with a dash of improvisation and a soupçon of a singer-songwriter‘s perspective. It’s a musical narrative based on Robert Burton’s 1621 tome of the same name: a continuous shift from longing to melancholy with stops everywhere between.
1st Single | Fair [Official Music Video]
Lineup

Emily Stewart, violin, viola, texts & composition
Lukas Lauermann, cello
Philipp Kienberger, double bass
Lauri Elling, narrator
Artist’s Note

The Anatomy of Melancholy is an intimate album of contemporary chamber music written for violin, cello and double bass, interspersed with short passages of spoken word and songs with piano accompaniment. The pieces are a mix of arrangements, original compositions and improvisations that although new, invoke familiar sounds from the past. Much like the fanciful whims of a child, I have taken my music picks freely, arranging some pieces from Béla Bartòk's Mikrokosmos, but also songs by Jackson C. Frank and Ernie Burnett. My own compositions borrow unabashedly from ideas across the musical spectrum as well as from my own multicultural background. At its core though the album stays true to itself as it presents an introspective cornucopia of melancholy, minimalist music. It is an album about longing and vulnerability and laying one's soul bare.
About
© Maria Frodl

Emily Stewart, born in London and raised in Costa Rica, lives and works in Vienna. She studied classical music as well as jazz and improvisation; her own work weaves these diverse influences into a unified whole. As an instrumentalist, her unique flexibility and sensitivity have made her a sought-after musician, both live and in the studio. She has performed throughout Europe with various pop and jazz ensembles, appearing in such festivals as Summer Nostos Festival Athens, Printemps de Bourges, Jazz Festival Copenhagen, Time in Jazz Sardinia, Jazz Festival Saalfelden, or Les Nuits de Fourvière. An accomplished theatre musician, Emily appears regularly with the American performance group Saint Genet and in several productions at the Vienna Burgtheater.
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