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.