Session Report: 12 Ensemble on recording new album ‘Metamorphosis’

12 Ensemble 1_ Photo credit_ Brandon Sheer

The conductorless string orchestra 12 Ensemble is celebrating its twelfth birthday with a new album, Metamorphosis. Founder members Max Ruisi and Eloise-Fleur Thom speak to David Kettle about the repertoire, and recording in London’s famous Abbey Road Studios

‘We put the piece on a pedestal for a long time – Eloisa and I both felt that, in the particular way we make music, it could be something really special. But we hadn’t felt ready. Also, we didn’t have the money to get 23 string players together…’

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