My father died on 16 March 2011. His body had battled emphysema for years. After complications caused by a bout of pneumonia he finally succumbed. In the aftermath of these events I turned to my piano for solace and escape. The resulting record attempts to address the emotions experienced during the 7 days between his death and funeral. In collaboration with Ed Hamilton, who brilliantly tapped in to my experience and emotion, and with contributions from Christoph Berg, this record is about, and in memory of, my father. - Euan.
Thanks, and thanks, and ever thanks
In memory of Euan's father, Sandy McMeeken 6 November 1937- 16 March 2011
released May 25, 2016
Glacis is Euan Alexander Millar-McMeeken with Ed Hamilton
All pieces written and performed by Euan Alexander Millar-McMeeken and Ed Hamilton
Violins on tracks 1, 5 & 7 performed and arranged by Christoph Berg
Violins on track 6 performed by Christoph Berg, arranged by Ed Hamilton
Piano recordings by Ana Roman and Alex Galler at the University of Edinburgh
supported by 35 fans who also own “The World Is A Little Lonelier Without You”
Killing Ghosts weaves ephemereal links with two non-miscible dimensions, flexibly transgresses the borders between the tangible and the unseizable.
It gives us the paradoxical sensation to face an object ready to dissolve in the fog, like an apparition whose existence comes down to the length of our apnea, as the least breath will send it back to the twilight of its life.
This microverse inevitably collapses in the end, but remember that what matters is the journey, and not the destination. Dotflac