Release Date: August 1, 2014
Catalog #: NV5967
Format: Digital
21st Century
Solo Instrumental

August Ruins Live

Peter Vukmirovic Stevens composer
Paige Stockley cello

Gavin Borchert of Seattle Weekly applauds Peter Vukmirovic Stevens’ AUGUST RUINS (2013), saying, “[Cellist] Paige Stockley plays it stunningly; I would relish the chance to hear her do it live.” The opportunity to hear a live performance of Stockley playing Stevens’ compelling solo cello work is now available as a digital release through Navona Records, AUGUST RUINS LIVE. The performance by Stockley was recorded on the evening of April 19, 2014 at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport MA, during the special concert event, “Music by the Sea,” presented by the PARMA Music Festival. The live recording captures the dynamic nature of Stevens’ cello suite, which Stockley describes as works that “reshape themselves over time” (Spotlight Magazine). Stockley’s interpretation brings out the raw, expressive, and often brooding energy of Stevens’ music.


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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.