I Call to You

by Ergodos Musicians

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Ergodos announces the release of I Call to You, a new record of music inspired by music by Baroque master Johann Sebastian Bach, and performed by the Dublin-based group Ergodos Musicians. A project conceived in the darker moments of Ireland’s financial crisis, this is music that underlines a sense of hope, and renewal.

The album features music by Irish artists Garrett Sholdice, Benedict Schlepper-Connolly, Jonathan Nangle and Simon O’Connor, composed after Bach’s sublime organ chorale prelude ‘Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ’ (BWV 639). Bach’s graceful counterpoint, itself based on a pre-existing Lutheran hymn, recurs across the record like a memory – each time different, each time reconsidered.

At first this memory is rendered in transcription, simple and direct. Then in Nangle’s hands it is clothed in a sparse elegance. O’Connor allows the memory to emerge, submerge and re-emerge within a steadfast processional. And finally, Sholdice presents it hollowed out, scored for piano alone. Within this, both Schlepper-Connolly and Sholdice (the curators of the project) offer new songs on aspects of the original German hymn — old prayers in new light.

The music of I Call to You is performed with exceptional sensitivity by Ergodos Musicians, featuring some of the most refined and eclectic musicians working in Ireland today: vocalist Michelle O’Rourke, clarinettist Jonathan Sage, violinist Clíodhna Ryan, cellist William Butt and pianist Michael McHale.

Recorded at Castalia Hall, Ballytobin, County Kilkenny, I Call to You is presented with funding from the Arts Council Music Recording Scheme, managed by Music Network.

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released April 2, 2013

Ergodos Musicians
Michelle O’Rourke – voice
Jonathan Sage – clarinet
Clíodhna Ryan – violin
William Butt – cello
Michael McHale – piano

Piano technician
Chris Jackson (thepianogallery.ie)

Sound engineering, production & mastering
Johan Vandermaelen

Producers
Garrett Sholdice & Benedict Schlepper-Connolly

Design & typography
Simon O'Connor

Photography
Lucy Clarke [Nocturne No. 7]

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