Directions For Viola And Cello

by Paolo Valladoid & Gary Rouzer

Overhead 04:26
Besides 03:34
Inside Out 03:31
From Within 05:23
Underneath 03:11
Sidelong 02:51


These tracks were recording in a large tunnel and its surroundings that is part of a bike path and nature trail in Alexandria, Virginia. Our viola and cello were joined by joggers, birds, traffic, flowing water, a cell phone, insects, and bicycles to create the music. We played for an hour, until it got dark and we could stand the biting bugs no longer. No further editing, processing, or post production was done other than fade in and fade out.

Recording on 30 July 2011

Paolo Valladoid -viola
Gary Rouzer - cello

Gary Rouzer was born and still lives in Washington DC. He performs and records in small groups as well as solo. His solo project, Amptext, seeks to investigate the boundary between music/noise, sound/silence, and instrumental technique/gesture using cello, bass, clarinet, amplified objects, record player, and field recordings.

Paolo Valladoid is a sound artist based in the Washington DC area. He plays viola and electronics with the group Android Nectarine and collaborates with other area musicians.


released May 24, 2020

The Confront Collectors Series issued one hundred albums between 2004 and 2019. This recording was ccs 41.

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