The Stone Tapestry release
The Stone Tapestry, featuring Due East (Erin Lesser, flutes, and Greg Beyer, percussion), with Third Coast Percussion, has been released on New Focus Recordings, with album artwork by Scott McCormick. The piece was originally commissioned by the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition at Brigham Young University.
Herriott describes the piece as ‘a collection of interwoven myths about origins, lifecycles and the significance of change as a whole.’ There’s a restlessness to the music sometimes, too, particularly the second section, ‘Between the Sun and the Shade’ with repeating bell-patterns endlessly revolving against a warping background and the odd, unnerving sound of wood being scraped. An eerie banshee ghosts in the background, shadowing the flute in ‘Luminous Stones.’