"This CD presents compositions for piano using the instrument in an unorthodox way. The strings are bowed with nylon strings, stimulated by E-Bows, rubbed with metal, the keys' sound is examined as a corrugated surface and staccato rhythms are repeated in a narrow register. On the one hand, the pieces introduced here explore new ways of playing the piano. In this sense they are "enlarged playing techniques", as they have been developed for most instruments in the second half of the twentieth century. On the other hand, the works confine themselves to selected material and raise the question to what extent the material already is the composition." (R.Friedl) compositions by Helmut Lachenmann, Reinhold Friedl, Philip Glass, Mario Bertoncini, Witold Szalonek, Alvin Lucier and Phill Niblock
soon in stock - please pre-order | PL| 2012| BOCIAN RECORDS | 13.90

Go back