Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Musical Community

Daniel Wolf has put together a nifty Winter Album of twelve (and maybe more) piano pieces that incorporate a great range of compositional techniques. One piece is a formula for pitch generation, there are several different applications of minimalism, an event map (in homage to Stockhausen), pieces with out meter, a piece that requires props and electronic equipment (in this case the pianist wears mittens), a piece for right hand only, a piece for two hands that brings out the most percussive qualities of the piano, and then there's one that looks rather traditional (that would be my piece--I can't help it).

It brings a little warmth into the bitter chill of this cold winter's night to know that such a community can exist. Thanks for letting a few composers sit together in your figurative parlor, Daniel.

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