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Sterling uses dazzling sound design

Maxwell Sterling is a composer and double bassist. Originally from Manchester, Maxwell has formally studied jazz composition and double bass at Leeds College of Music, and film scoring at UCLA Extension. 2021 marks his return with Turn Of Phrase on London-based dance and experimental label AD 93. Maxwell’s debut record Hollywood Medieval (Death of Rave, 2016) was a cult success, a work which set out his fascination with the glitches between the traditions of acoustic and synthesized music. Laced With Rumor: Loud-Speaker Of Truth (Ecstatic Recordings, 2020), originally commissioned by Nottingham Contemporary gallery and was a piece inspired by the artworks of Moki Cherry Turn of Phrase (AD93, 2021) is a body of work cleaved from time, taking inspiration from both Gregorian chants and hyper-modern digital processing and synthesis; Maxwell’s musical style also extends to improvised jazz and orchestral music.

selected releases:

Turn Of Phrase, AD 93 (2021)

Laced With Rumour: Loud-Speaker Of Truth, Ecstatic (2020)

Hollywood Medieval, Memory No. 36 Recordings (2016)

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Maxwell Sterling

Maxwell Sterling & Stephen McLaughlin 
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