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An aural map of extended pianist Charity Chan's techniques, in unusual non-invasive, object interactive and excursive approaches to the acoustic piano.

Chan, Charity
Somewhere the Sea and Salt

Chan, Charity: Somewhere the Sea and Salt (Ambiances Magnetiques)
Label: Ambiances Magnetiques    
Released in: Canada    

"I consider this project to be an aural map - a soundscape - of the extended techniques that I have developed over the course of the past decade. Using non-invasive techniques (I don't prepare the piano), I use objects as a means of eliciting sounds that play with the resonant ability of the instrument. All of the music here features acoustic piano; there has been no electronic manipulation. As well, the collection of works presented here enables the listener to hear - as much as possible - the music from the performer's perspective. I was often fascinated by the minute details of and subtle characteristics of these unconventional sounds. So often, the magic of what enthralls a performer is hidden or inaccessible to the audience. This recording is a way of allowing those sounds to be heard"-Ambiances Magnetiques

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UPC: 771028118823

Label: Ambiances Magnetiques
Catalog ID: AM 188
Squidco Product Code: 11634

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2009
Country: Canada
Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve 3 panels
Recorded on July 3rd-5th, 2008 in Guelph, ON by Philip White.


Charity Chan-extended piano, objects

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Track Listing:

1. Fallen In & Out 4:15

2. Gone 0:48

3. Penny For Your Thoughts 3:44

4. Spinning Too Fast To Doubt 2:30

5. Eleusinian Mysteries 4:40

6. Burbles 2:05

7. Sea Nocks 2:21

8. Five-Hundred Echos 4:11

9. Cabinets Of Curiosities I 2:52

10. Cabinets Of Curiosities II 2:54

11. Films Of The Decamarone 4:37

12. Silent Sands 3:17

13. Tulugaak And The Origin Of Life 4:02

14. J'ai Manqué Son Départ 2:35