Release Date: April 1, 2013
Catalog #: NV5912
Format: Digital & Physical
21st Century
Solo Instrumental

August Ruins

For Cello

Peter Vukmirovic Stevens composer
Paige Stockley cello

Peter Vukmirovic Stevens is a composer whose music is informed and guided by deep connections with visual media, literature, travel, and works by composers past and present. AUGUST RUINS, an album of Stevens’ works for solo cello, gives these influences life through the cello’s unequivocal range and timbre, allowing for a raw, isolated expression of emotion, history, and visual beauty unencumbered by accompaniment. Reflecting on modern times, Stevens crafted each piece to take advantage of the extensive techniques for cello to create a musical atmosphere at once expansive, dramatic, and original, highlighting both the importance of the individual and their presence within the unfathomable size of time and place.


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Artist Information

Peter Vukmirovic Stevens


Peter Vukmirovic Stevens is a composer, pianist, and multimedia artist. Stevens’ illustrative music covers an extensive palette of sensibilities from concert to sound art. He is the founder of Ensemble Ex Materia. Stevens lives in Paris.

Paige Stockley


Cellist Paige Stockley is known for championing the music of living composers from the Pacific Northwest and is on faculty at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. Paige holds a master's degree from the Manhattan School of Music. Her early training was at the University of Washington, where she studied with cellist Toby Saks while earning a double major in Political Science and English. She has also played in orchestras around the world: from Connecticut to Spain, Mexico City, Prague and Krakow, spending a year at the European Mozart Academy playing under the baton of Sandor Vegh and studying with Steven Isserlis.