…OUR PASSAGE TO THE STARS… (Olga Kleiankina)

…OUR PASSAGE TO THE STARS… (Olga Kleiankina)

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This project conveys an imaginary human journey to the stars. We look at the stars and dream, and our dreams compel us to brave our inventions for the perilous passage, allowing us to know the world better.

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This project conveys an imaginary human journey to the stars. We look at the stars and dream, and our dreams compel us to brave our inventions for the perilous passage, allowing us to know the world better. As humans, we will experience the knowledge of this universe through our emotions and relative to our spiritual beliefs, superstitions, and symbols we hold dear – all of which will become part of our interaction with the cosmos.

Ms. Kleiankina says: All the pieces on this program explore the piano and the music language in a new way, which is very different from the classical western tradition. Some treat the piano like a percussion instrument (Ligeti) or a harp (Crumb); some explore the piano as a companion of electronic sounds (Waschka). Composers like Salonen, Zaimont, Jalbert, Bolcom, Rzewski and Askim revolutionized the harmonic language and the coloristic effects that can be achieved with a piano.

Track Listing

 

Esa-Pekka Salonen

Mécanisme (from Dichotomie) 10:14

                                                       

Pierre Jalbert

Relativity Variations 8:01

William Bolcom: 12 New Etudes for Piano

Fast, Furious 0:52

Nocturne 4:31

György Legeti: Etudes for Piano, Book 1

Touches bloquées (Blocked touches) 2:10

Arc-en ciel (Rainbow) 4:05

 

Peter Aksim*

…Our Passage to the Stars 10:26

George Crumb: Makrokosmos, Volume 1

The Magic Circle of Infinity (Moto Perpetuo) (Leo) 1:41

Proteus (Pisces) 1:24

Music of Shadows (for Aeolian Harp) (Libra) 3:12

Rodney Waschka*

Considering Jupiter 5:57

Judith Lang Zaimont: Jupiter’s Moons

The Moons Swim in Orbit 1:24

Ganymede 3:14

Callisto 4:18

 

Frederic Rzewski

Piece IV from Four Pieces 6:19

 

Total Time                                           1:07:55

*Commissioned for this program