Bring together 2 grand pianos? What a funny idea! To make a duo of prepared pianos! The obviousness and simplicity of this duet was in the air. We seized it, the time of a week in the spring of 2014, without objective other than a meeting, ephemeral and confidential. We installed the pianos, we installed the microphones, it sounded ... and surprise, it sounds all on it's own! When replaying the recording, releasing an album seemed logical, essential.
released July 28, 2018
Pak Yan Lau - prepared piano (1/2 queue Erard 121 from 1903)
Lionel Malric - prepared piano (1/2 queue Erard 121 from 1908)
Mixing: Lionel Malric
Mastering: Johan Caballé
Cover Photo & Design: Ian Dykemans
Available on cd & 12" vinyl
release 28 july 2018 at the Astropy Festival, Olonzac - France
supported by 16 fans who also own “Duo pour 454 Chordes”
Total mastery of patience, time, and drama create a constantly engaging journey that never gets tiresome or same-y: in fact the harder you listen the better it gets! Somehow Sorey et al. find a way to combine the deep listening and spontaneous interaction of the best jazz with the sense of every tone and sound being worth a universe of listening, which could be equally from Cage and Feldman or the accompaniment to an ancient ritual.
The recording/engineering is absolutely perfect as well. Giles
supported by 13 fans who also own “Duo pour 454 Chordes”
That's an easy one! We're all BEING human, and we're all BECOMING dead!
'Til then, Parmenides and Heraclitus aside, I'll add Evans to my collection of favourite trumpeter albums.
I love the easy-breezy charm of Chet Baker, blowing soft clouds; and Miles Davis' Bitches Brew is obviously it.
This is suiting my taste in the abstract right now.Put a trumpet player through a mincer with a squeaky toy he might sound like this.Which is not a criticism, truly.A link of Peter Evans? Breakfast sorted! nicholas hamnett
supported by 12 fans who also own “Duo pour 454 Chordes”
This is awesome - sounds like a lot more than two musicians, really listening to and engaging with each other, texturally, rhythmically, sonically, spatially. Music to immerse yourself in. Full of ideas. Slightly unexpectedly, quite often music you'd like to listen to with someone else in bed Andrew Webb