Julia Kent finally captured our hearts with her 2013 release on Leaf, titled Character. Be sure to read our in-depth review and Interview with Julia Kent. We are delighted to learn from Leaf about this Vancouver-born and NYC-based cellist’s upcoming follow-up, titled Asperities. And even more important than that, we are honored to première a music video from that upcoming album, for a piece called “Invitation To The Voyage”.
asperity (æˈspɛrɪtɪ) noun (plural) -ties
1. roughness or sharpness of temper
2. roughness or harshness of a surface, sound, taste, etc
3. a condition hard to endure; affliction
4. (physics) the elastically compressed region of contact between two surfaces caused by the normal force
I was thinking about the concept of difficulty. Whether in life or in nature – of conflict, of being troubled. The idea of friction. Also in geology, an asperity is some part of a fault line that doesn’t move that can create an earthquake, which is an evocative concept.