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Martin Iddon new CD on Another Timbre


CD cover, white background, almost black central image which looks like a photo of a pond surface at night, with scant pond fauna on dark water. Text reads "Martin Iddon, Naiads, Apartment HouseProfessor Martin Iddon’s new CD, Naiads, featuring pieces written between 2012 and 2017, has recently been released on Another Timbre. On their site there's youTube extract and a wonderful interview with Martin -

The CD collects the five pieces of the Naiads cycle: crinaeae (2015), pegaeae (2016), limnades (2015), potameides (2017), and eleionomae (2012), all performed by the musicians of Apartment House. Each of the pieces is named for a type of freshwater nymph from Greek mythology: crinaeae (fountains and wells), limnades (lakes), pegaeae (springs), potameides (rivers), and eleionomae (marshes and wetlands). Though they could grant protection or prophecy, they were not necessarily always benevolent, and could be mercurial or even, especially, in the case of the eleionomae, maleficent.