When Ben asked me to write a suite of pieces for cello and looper, at first I thought I would run out of material pretty quickly. However, the two instruments (or media) go together extremely well. The cello covers a huge range and sounds incredible when accompanying itself. It turned out to be extremely fruitful with some beautiful performances coming out of it. Ben toured these pieces extensively after the commission.
Cello and looper is becoming more and more popular as a combo (Zoë Keating and Cree artist Cris Derksen are others who have embraced this medium). So, it seems appropriate to make these pieces available to the public for others who might enjoy taking on the challenge.