Lipids is Crash Ensemble guitarist and composer in residence Barry O’Halpin’s first release with Crash Records, with another work for chamber group to be released later in the year. Combining his formal composition training with his unique percussive and rhythmic improvisational style, Barry’s writing is virtuosic and experimental. Off-kilter grooves and murky timbres sit with glassy textures and driving percussive interjections. There’s even a reference to the pulsating chatter of a longhorn beetle on the third track, Stridula.
The three works of Lipids, written between 2014-2019, chart the evolution of Barry’s inventive and exploratory writing for both chamber ensemble and solo electric guitar.
Lipids will be released on March 26th 2021, distributed through Crash Records and available on all digital platforms.
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