The Pilbara EP

by Jo Quail



The Pilbara, for string quartet, piano, guitar and percussion. Performed by Jo Quail, George Mattar, Rachel Jones, Stefan Laros, Alex Belotto, Ruban Byrne and Will Connor.

The Pilbara is a vast, thinly populated region in Western Australia, dating back two billion years and reaching out over some 400,000 square kilometers. Home to areas of rugged beauty, vast canyons, silent deep pools, and desert plains stretching as far as the eye can see, the region also houses vast iron ore mining industrial plants. This diverse scenery inspired ‘The Pilbara’ and I’ve tried to capture musically this dramatic, alien landscape.

Special thanks to Michael and Christian Fletcher for bringing this stunning region of Western Australia to us all through film and photography, and for their creative support and enthusiasm throughout the writing of ‘The Pilbara’.


released October 6, 2011

Recorded in St Leonard's Church, London, September 2011
George Mattar Violin
Rachel Jones Violin
Stefan Laros Viola
Jo Quail Cello
Alex Belotto Piano
Ruban Byrne Guitar
Will Connor Percussion

Engineered and Produced by James Griffiths at Chronica Music



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Jo Quail London, UK

Cellist Jo Quail’s music is original, powerful, seductive, soulful and inspiring. Jo’s music builds from the simplest of figures into magnificently captivating soundscapes that never lose their sense of proportion or purpose, merging sublime melodies with unstoppable rhythms, equally comfortable exploring complex harmonies and freeform improvisation. ... more

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