Album Remarks & Appraisals:
Hailed as "one of the best new music performers around" (American Record Guide), pianist Thomas Rosenkranz enjoys a musical life as a soloist, chamber musician, and artist teacher. His repertoire extends from the works of J.S. Bach to premieres of works written exclusively for him, and he often includes improvisation in his performances. A 1999 graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Rosenkranz has enjoyed a long relationship with the artists and faculty of Oberlin's pioneering Technology in Music and Related Arts (TIMARA) department. Developed in the 1960s, TIMARA has served as the artistic home for countless students of immense talent, many of whom have gone on to forge groundbreaking careers. Out of this fertile environment comes Toward the Curve, a celebration of the richness and expanse of new music created by TIMARA alumni, the great artistry of Rosenkranz, and the astounding collaborative power between them.
Liner Note Authors: Thomas Rosenkranz; Pierre Jalbert; Tom Lopez; Peter V. Swendsen ; Michael Klingbeil ; Aurie Hsu; Alex Christie ; Peter Flint .
Recording information: Clonick Hall at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.