Mathieu presents ‘Viola Abstractions’, an E.P of short form compositions for viola interpreted by musician Violeta Vicci.
Mathieu showcases the instrument’s beautiful range through ‘abstract musical paintings’.
Directly inspired by the warm tone of the instrument, Mathieu guides the listener through cinematic landscapes with his trademark modern polyphonic and minimalist style, with the viola as the leading voice. As with his previous releases, Mathieu also nods to past composers: on ‘Lyric Movement’ he draws inspiration from Gustav Holst’s captivating work. Overall, Mathieu returns to more contemplative and meditative ‘tableaux’, taking his time to convey rich multi-layered ideas with piano, strings and other instruments.