October 6, 2011
Just days into October and we've already got 2 great releases for you! Though not available physically until October 25, Lisa Moore and Martin Bresnick's latest are now available digitally on iTunes, eMusic, Amazon and more.
"New York's queen of avant-garde piano", Lisa Moore, is back with her second EP in a 3-EP series, Lightning Slingers and Dead Ringers, written specifically for her by composer Annie Gosfield; "...a major figure of the downtown scene with pieces that use nonmusical sounds in a strikingly expressive manner." This first three movements are performed on a piano and a keyboard sampler simultaneously, so that the pianist can use piano technique techniques and interpretive skills in both the acoustic and electronic realms. The last track, Brooklyn, October 5, 1941 was inspired by the 1941 Dodgers vs. Yankees World Series, and is performed with two baseballs and a catcher's mitt. More info HERE.
Composer Martin Bresnick returns to follow up his first Cantaloupe release, The Essential Martin Bresnick with Caprichos Enfaticos (Emphatic Caprices). A concerto in eight movements for piano/keyboard and percussion quartet, Caprichos Enfaticos was commissioned by Meet the Composer for Cantaloupe artists Lisa Moore, pianist, and So Percussion. The 8 movements are accompanied by interpolated DVD projections (available on YouTube) created by Johanna Bresnick based on Francisco Goya's book of etchings Los Destastres de la Guerra, or The Disasters of War, a piece that laments the excesses and tragedies of war. More info HERE.
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Lightning Slingers and Dead Ringers