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Shadow Piano - works by Scott Wilson, Lou Bunk, Derek Hurst, John Young et al. / Xenia Pestova, piano; toy piano

Album Summary

>Wilson, Scott [Composer] : On the Impossibility of Reflection, for piano & computer
>Bunk, Lou [Composer] : Being and Becoming, for toy piano & electronics
>Lewis, Andrew [Composer] : Schattenklavier ("Shadow-Piano"), for piano & computer
>Hurst, Derek : An Wem
>Young, John : X, for piano & electro-acoustic sounds
>Norman, Katharine : Fuga Interna (begin), for piano & digital sound
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Notes & Reviews:

This debut solo release from Xenia Pestovafollows on the heels of her piano duo recordings of seminal works by Stockhausen and Cage for Naxos Records, and brings together six carefully crafted new works for keyboard instruments and electronics in an intricate and seductive blend of unusual sonorities and shimmering hues. Far from being 'effects' or tools for processing instrumental sound, the electronic identities blend and interact with the acoustic sounds in the same way that complex technologies extend our minds in daily life, becoming transparent and inseparable from ourselves. This project is also a collaboration with photographer and visual artist Veronika von Volkova, whose sensual, dark and dreamlike images are featured on the CD and its companion book of photography, available directly from the artist.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building, University; Streetlight Sound, Somerville, Mass.



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>Wilson, Scott [Composer] : On the Impossibility of Reflection, for piano & computer
  • Performers: Xenia Pestova (Piano); Scott Wilson (Electronics)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2011

>Bunk, Lou [Composer] : Being and Becoming, for toy piano & electronics
  • Performers: Lou Bunk (Electronics); Xenia Pestova (Toy Piano)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2010

>Lewis, Andrew [Composer] : Schattenklavier ("Shadow-Piano"), for piano & computer
  • Performers: Andrew Lewis (Electronics); Xenia Pestova (Piano)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Hurst, Derek : An Wem :: Notes from Underground, for toy piano & electronics
  • Performers: Derek Hurst (Electronics); Xenia Pestova (Toy Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2007

>Young, John : X, for piano & electro-acoustic sounds
  • Performers: Xenia Pestova (Piano); John Young (Electronics)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2010

>Norman, Katharine : Fuga Interna (begin), for piano & digital sound
  • Performers: Katharine Norman (Electronics); Xenia Pestova (Toy Piano)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 2012