Here (and There) - Music for piano & electronics by Brian Belet, Jim Fox, Tom Lopez, Ed Martin et al. / Jeri-Mae G. Astolfi, piano

> Crystal Springs - Crystal Springs
> Swirling Sky - Swirling Sky
> Green is Passing - Green is Passing
> Summer Phantoms: Nocturne - Summer Phantoms: Nocturne
> Confetti Variations - Confetti Variations
> The Pleasure of Being Lost - The Pleasure of Being Lost

Notes & Reviews:

Pianist Jeri-Mae G. Astolfi's playing has been called "brilliant" (New Music Connoisseur), "persuasive" (Sequenza21), and "beautiful" (American Record Guide). Her repertoire, ranging from the Renaissance era through the present, clearly affirms her keen interest in new music, which has led her to commission and premiere many new works.

American Record Guide, May/June 2013
Crystal Springs, Phillip Schroeder's piece for piano and electronics, for instance, uses technology as a means to achieve a desired end. This ability to layer and control sounds from a suspended cymbal, an electric bass, and the inside of the piano itself allow him to create a lush atmosphere with a non-augmented piano. This work is contrasted on Jeri-Mae Astolgi's program by the fiery, programmatic Confetti Variations. Beginning with the sounds of burning scores, the piece involves "distilled Brahms shavings and expands into dilated Feldman resonances". The piano work is crisp, filled with a wide array of dynamic and color shifts.

Notes & Reviews:

Personnel: Jeri-Mae G. Astolfi (piano).

Recording information: Architecture, Los Angeles, CA (06/07/2012-06/08/2012); Harwood Recital Hall, Russell Fine Arts Building, Hende (06/07/2012-06/08/2012); Henderson State University (06/07/2012-06/08/2012); Left Edge Studio, Campbell, CA (06/07/2012-06/08/2012); Timara Studios, Oberlin, OH (06/07/2012-06/08/2012); UW Oshkosh Electronic Music Studio (06/07/2012-06/08/2012); Architecture, Los Angeles, CA (2011); Harwood Recital Hall, Russell Fine Arts Building, Hende (2011); Henderson State University (2011); Left Edge Studio, Campbell, CA (2011); Timara Studios, Oberlin, OH (2011); UW Oshkosh Electronic Music Studio (2011); Architecture, Los Angeles, CA (2012); Harwood Recital Hall, Russell Fine Arts Building, Hende (2012); Henderson State University (2012); Left Edge Studio, Campbell, CA (2012); Timara Studios, Oberlin, OH (2012); UW Oshkosh Electronic Music Studio (2012).



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