Because the Oceans Project
Artist Collective Focused on Environmental Issues
Scott MacLeod, baritone
Lorena Guillén, soprano
Anja Arko, piano
Alejandro Rutty, electric bass
What started as "a commission for a vocal duet with piano" transformed itself into a full project of passion, adventure and discovery. Baritone Scott MacLeod and his incredibly clear and precise sound, Lorena Guillén and her world of sonic images, Anja Arko with her "all-weather virtuosity" and Alejandro Rutty with a bass that acts as if it were a guitar.
The first recording of the quartet, with its eye-opening text (from the IPCC report), is as informative as its music composed by Rutty is moving. We performed the piece "Beause the Oceans" along with a whole program of music related to environmental issues in Cassis, France, in Monaco, in Greensboro NC and in Washington DC., at the National Gallery of Art. It looks like we'll be able to take it to other parts of the world...
Now, we are proud to present to the audiences our recording of "Because the Oceans":