Andrew McPherson: Secrets of Antikythera - works for violin, viola, piano & electronics / Martin Shultz, violin; Nadia Sirota, viola, Ryan McCullough, piano

Album Summary

>McPherson, Andrew : Kinematics, for violin
>McPherson, Andrew : D'Amore, for viola & magnetic resonator piano
>McPherson, Andrew : Secrets of Antikythera, for magnetic resonator piano
Performers Composer

Notes & Reviews:

As the namesake of his innova debut, the Antikythera Mechanism is a fitting metaphor for composer Andrew McPherson's musical approach. A kind of cogwheel computer designed to calculate astronomical positions, the Antikythera Mechanism was discovered aboard the sunken wreck of an Ancient Greek ship at the turn of the last century.

American Record Guide, May/June 2013
The instrument takes center stage in Secrets of Antikythera, a nine-movement solo. While visually the performance must be quite fascinating, seeing all the electromagnets inside the piano and watching the performer play both the piano and the MIDI keyboard atop it controlling both piano sounds and resonators, the audio experience sounds like solo piano pieces with digital manipulation, but brighter.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Oktaven Audio, Yonkers, NY.



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Works Details

>McPherson, Andrew : Kinematics, for violin
  • Performer: Martin Shultz (Violin)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2008

>McPherson, Andrew : D'Amore, for viola & magnetic resonator piano
  • Performer: Sirota (Viola)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2009

>McPherson, Andrew : Secrets of Antikythera, for magnetic resonator piano
  • Performer: Ryan McCullough (Piano)
  • Running Time: 38 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2009