John Metcalfe the Durutti Column viola-playing master who for years has been a composer and arranger for the likes of U2, Coldplay, Peter Gabriel and Blur, as well as co-founder with Tony Wilson of the Factory Classical label had been composing music spontaneously, instinctively, when the idea of Tree arrived. An album that immerses the listener in twenty-four hours of the life of natures most majestic creations, it came from a desire in John to write at scale perhaps a natural reaction for a composer writing out of the silences and solitude of our recent pandemic years. The pieces I was writing were big and trying to be bigger, so I knew they had to be to do with something and then I thought about one of the most profound experiences of my life.
Artist: John Metcalfe
Release Date: 22 September 2023
Genre: World Music
Label: Real World Records
Distributor: MGM Music