Caleb Burhans

Notes from the Composer

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Things Left Unsaid

Performed by the Tarab Cello Ensemble

The Things Left Unsaid was commissioned by a cello octet called the Tarab Cello Ensemble in the summer of 2006. The piece explores the emotions of both the things left unsaid that bring people closer together and when the things we don’t say tear relationships apart. This piece is one of the first of my works directly influenced by my use of loops as a means of generating material. It’s also a continuation of one of my favorite techniques of making each instrument at resonate as possible, here in the form of hocket pizzicato.

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Comments [8]

Jake from close to milton

AMAZING ... This would be perfect for a movie score. or to listen to at anytime for that matter.. Nice work Caleb

Jul. 30 2010 01:34 AM
melp from NYC

lovely lovely lovely - deeply emotional, but not sappy. Truly moving music.

Jul. 29 2010 07:47 PM
philybob from new jersey

Def the best piece ive heard so far on here. I love a good melody without to much "noise".

Jul. 20 2010 09:45 PM
Eva from Copenhagen, Denmark

I like it very much. I whish the recording quality was a bit better.

Jun. 26 2010 06:50 AM
Lainie from NYC

Caleb is a phenomenal musician. I'd love to hear what he'd write for Orpheus!

Jun. 24 2010 03:42 PM

Yep. Pretty sure that's what music is supposed to sound like.

Jun. 20 2010 07:41 PM

This piece really feels like it's telling a story. It makes complete sense musically, and the use of the cello sound is right on. Beautiful writing and artistry, as always.

Jun. 20 2010 06:41 PM
Florent from Bordeaux

Your music is always very beautiful, sensitive, sincere and touching.
I love this piece and I can hear you singing in each cello line.

Jun. 20 2010 01:53 PM

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