The Squid's Ear Magazine

  Rapid SSL





  American Express

© 2002-2016, Squidco LLC

12 compositions for mediated acoustic piano from Dr. Nerve bassist MacLean, beautifully composed and recorded works showing his taste for Crumb, Satie, Cage, Reich, Eno, &c.

MacLean, Steve
Expressions on Piano

MacLean, Steve: Expressions on Piano (Recommended Records)
Label: Recommended Records    
Released in: Great Britain    

"A remarkable set of pieces for mediated acoustic piano that operates in the shadowy territory between what is playable and what is programmable; between narrative simplicity and performative complexity; between hopeful intentionality and flawless execution.. Unusually, Steve has put our ear right inside the piano, sans artificial reverberations and blurring tools and, over the course of the CD, various musical dialects are explored and extended - from the plausible, through the exquisite, to the impossible."-ReR USA

Related Categories of Interest:

Compositional Forms
Piano & Keyboards
Electroacoustic Composition

Search for other titles on the Recommended Records label.

Other Recommended Releases:
MacLean, Steve
Ordinary Objects And Other Distractions
(Recommended Records)
MacLean, Steve & Chris Cutler
Year of the Dragon
(Recommended Records)

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought:
Improvised Music by Babies
Edwards, Marc / Weasel Walter Group
Blood Of The Earth
Konitz / Cheek / Furic Leibovici
Jugendstil II
Gjerstad / Lonberg-Holm / Zerang
Sugar Maple
Coleman, Steve and Five Elements
Harvesting Semblances and Affinities
(Pi Recordings)
Kodjabashia, Nikola
Explosion of a Memory
(Recommended Records)
Little Women
(Aum Fidelity)
Hooker, William Trio
Yearn for Certainty
Liebman / Evan Parker / Bianco
(Red Toucan)
Chadbourne, Eugene
The Secret of the Cooler / The Bird Cage
Chadbourne, Eugene
I Lost My Ass in Las Vegas / Muppet on the Way
ElSaffar, Amir and Hafez Modirzadeh
Radif Suite
(Pi Recordings)
Leandre / Vidal / Boni
(Red Toucan)
Sonore (Gustafsson / Vandermark / Brotzmann)
Only The Devil Has No Dreams
Rothenberg / Jauniaux / Phillips
While You Were Out
Leandre / Crispell / Campbell, Jr. / Maneri - The Stone Quartet
DMG @ The Stone, December 22, 2006 Volume 1
Lissack, Selwyn
Friendship Next of Kin
Price: $15.95
In Stock


Shipping Weight: 3.00 units

Quantity in Basket: None

Product Information:

UPC: 752725028226

Label: Recommended Records
Catalog ID: ReR SM4
Squidco Product Code: 12988

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2010
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Yamaha G2 grand piano with Disklavier II System recorded by Steve MacLeanusing a matched pari of M-Audio Sputnik tube microphones. Recorded October 2009.


Steve MacLean-piano

Highlight an artist name or instrument above
and click here to Search

Track Listing:

1. Opening 0:47

2. Impressions On Piano 6:31

3. 15 Variations On 2 Bars Of Nothing 2:39

4. Back On The Road Again 2:53

5. One Gliss 7:07

6. Progression Of Live... Growing Older 4:33

7. Suite For Mechanized Piano 4:35

8. Wind In Our Hair 3:45

9. If I've Told You Once, I've Told You A Hundred Times 1:04

10. Deep Waters 7:14

11. Expressions On Piano 2:35

12. Day Dreams 3:49