CD A0601: The Ostinato Project

The Ostinato Project
Maeve Gilchrist

CD coverThe Ostinato Project is an exploration and celebration of my instrument, the Celtic Harp. In this recording I focused on fully utilizing both hands as separate voices to create texture, color and hopefully, beauty.


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Track Listing & Audio Samples

Track Listing
The Ostinato Project

1. [1]
2. [2]
3. [3]
4. [4]
5. [5 Moon River]
6. [6]
7. [7]
8. [8]

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Virtuoso playing and delicate soundscapes in The Ostinato Project, from US-based Scots harpist Maeve Gilchrist

The Ostinato Project is Boston-based Scottish harpist, Maeve Gilchrist's debut solo recording. Produced by the acclaimed Armenian-born jazz pianist Vardan Ovsepian, the album is, says Maeve, “a series of seven original compositions and one cover [Moon River] aiming to utilize both of my hands as individual voices. An exploration and celebration of my instrument, the lever harp, these works are focused on texture, color and hopefully, beauty".

Maeve's innovative folk-jazz fusion approach to Scottish harp stretches its harmonic limits and places it firmly as a dominant instrument in improvised music. Still in her mid twenties, Edinburgh born Maeve Gilchrist has been credited as an innovator on the lever Harp due to her unique chromatic and improvisational approach to the instrument. Based in Boston MA, Maeve tours Internationally as a solo artist and with her trio. She teaches at the Berklee College of Music and has been published by Hal Leonard


Released 14 January 2013
All music composed and performed by Maeve Gilchrist (except track 5, Moon River, composed by Henry Mancini).
Produced by Vardan Ovsepian
Engineered and mixed by Stephen Webber
Mastered by Jonathan Wyner
Design by Karli Ingersoll
Maeve is playing a Thormahlen Ceili Harp on this recording.

Album Information

Instruments: Harp
Genre: Jazz: World Fusion
Format: CD
Our Ref: A0601
MCPS: Maeve Gilchrist
Label: Maeve Gilchrist
Year: 2013
Origin: USA