Pianist Bolleter has 5 "ruined" (abandoned & unpredictable) pianos set up in his kitchen so that he can play them simultaneously, as he does on these 14 night-time recordings.
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"These tracks (with two exceptions) were recorded at night, or at dawn at the latest. The four or five pianos occupy most of my kitchen, and are set up so that I can play them simultaneously.
Several improvisations were inspired by Goya's Black Paintings; others by the desert country of Central Australia, especially the area round Ngayurru (Lake Mackay) - imagined at midnight. Others still, were inspired by Vivienne Robertson's photographs.
A piano is said toe be Ruined (rather than Neglected or Devastated) when it has been abandoned to all weathers andhas become a decaying box of unpredictable dongs, clicks and dedoomops, with not a single note (perhaps excepting D) sounding like one from an even-tempered upright piano. [...]"-Ross Bolleter, from the liner notes
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Catalog ID: 5008
Squidco Product Code: 12955
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold 3 Panels
All digital recordings made in Western Australia by Martin Seddon, Ross Bolleter or Rob Castiglione: 2002 August 23; 2005 July 27; 2005 November 25; 2006 January 19; 2006 July 28; 2007 November 5; 2009 June 5 or September 27; 2009 October 12.
Ross Bolleter-ruined pianos
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1. The Red Way 4:12
2. Goya's Dog 3:34
3. Salt 2:20
4. Ravine 4:56
5. Gong Heaven 2:53
6. Cohabitation 5:39
7. Kiss Kiss 3:26
8. Asmodea 4:30
9. Torque 4:07
10. Five 5:53
11. Nocturnal 6:26
12. Rear View 4:34
13. Her Long Night's Festival 3:34
14. Night Sky atTjunta 7:01