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Scarlet Rising Moon

by John Adler & Adam Cuthbert

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"One of Colorado's best trumpet players" – Colorado Public Radio

"Cutting-edge... [Adler's] bright lines interact beautifully with Cuthbert's electronics" – An Earful

Over the last decade, composer Adam Cuthbert has developed their own performance practice of digitally-processed trumpet, transmuting the instrument into more of a synthesizer than an orchestral instrument, and resulting in slashsound projects like Kuuma and skullcap5050. In Scarlet Rising Moon, the composer hands the keys to the machine over to trumpeter John Adler, whose fluid improvisations and commanding performances are hypersatured, looped and deconstructed into music that is as spectral as it is melodic.

Adler breathes new life into Cuthbert’s earlier works for trumpet, forges the definitive recording of his commissioned Sonata for Trumpet and Ableton, all while making space for the duo to play in their own unique idioms via free improvisation. Scarlet Rising Moon serves both as a compendium of Cuthbert’s body of works for trumpet, and as a new genome of composer-performer spliced from jazz, techno, ambient, and contemporary composition.

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released November 8, 2019

John Adler, trumpet
Adam Cuthbert, electronic instruments, compositions

Produced by John Adler & Adam Cuthbert
Recording & Mixing Engineer: Greg Heimbecker at University of Northern Colorado (Greeley, CO)
Mastering Engineer: Seth Engel at Pallet Sound (Chicago, IL)
Album Artwork: Adam Cuthbert & Daniel Rhode
All tracks published by 2future music (ASCAP)

© Adam Cuthbert, 2018. All Rights Reserved.


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Adam Cuthbert Detroit, Michigan

Detroit-based composer, mix engineer, and sound designer whose sometimes spare, sometimes brutal music has been described as an “eerie dreamscape” (Alex Ross, The New Yorker) and “the lead-footed revving of double decker buses” (Acid Ted). (he/they)

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