High Plains, the duo of Madison-based cellist Mark Bridges and Canadian electronic musician Scott Morgan (best known for his solo project Loscil), released its debut album, Cinderland, in 2017. Bridges, also a member of the Madison Symphony Orchestra and the Willy Street Chamber Players, began collaborating with Morgan through a series of arts residencies in Banff and Wyoming; Tone Madison calls the album a “haunting, immersive release that combines Bridges’ patiently evolving cello melodies with Morgan’s dynamic approach to ambient music.”

The duo is working on new music, and the Willy Street Chamber Players, a group that aims to make classical music more accessible, had its final concert of the summer season on July 27. Bridges sat down recently with Tone Madison to talk about High Plains and his work as a classical musician in Madison.

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