Sweet Anxiety


New Works For Cello, 2002-2013

Released October 20th, 2017 on populist records

Cellist Ashley Walters' first solo album features performances of six contemporary works for cello by composers Luciano Berio, Nicholas Deyoe, Wolfgang von Schweinitz, Andrew McIntosh, and Wadada Leo Smith. 

The album serves as a reflection of the enduring musical collaborations Walters shares with these composers, and seeks to challenge the listeners perception of what the cello is capable of. Scordatura, microtonality, improvisation, and extended techniques transform the serene “swan”into a snarling, roaring creature, as sinister as it is beautiful.


Release Party

October 20, 2017

7-10 pm


Composer Nicholas Deyoe and cellist Ashley Walters celebrate the release of their new albums For Duane and Sweet Anxiety, out Oct. 20 on populist records. These two albums are connected -- two of Deyoe's compositions appear on Sweet Anxiety and Walters is the soloist for Deyoe's cello concerto, For Duane.

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 7-10pm - FREE!
Thymele Arts [5481 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029]

7pm - Doors Open: Come early to enjoy a beer from Solarc Brewing, who will create a special brew for the event!  
8pm - Music
9pm - Post concert time to meet the musicians, pick up albums, and enjoy more Solarc!

The program will include music by Nicholas Deyoe, Wolfgang von Schweinitz, Wadada Leo Smith, and a reading by Allison Carter performed by
Ashley Walters and Nicholas Deyoe with Stephanie Aston, Matt Barbier, Rachel Beetz, Dustin Donahue, Batya MacAdam-Somer, Andrew McIntosh, Adrianne Pope, Andrew Tholl, and Scott Worthington.