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Following her trio record with Benjamin Duboc and Edward Perraud, pianist Eve Risser releases this contemplative and gorgeous solo album, a beautifully paced and delicate album for the piano, augmented with moving preparations for sonic and percussive accents.

Risser, Eve
Des pas sur la neige

Risser, Eve: Des pas sur la neige (Clean Feed)

Label: Clean Feed    
Released in: Portugal    

"It took a while for Eve Risser to consider herself a "pianist". Also playing flute, toy instruments and amplified objects, whatever she can use in a venue without a piano, the French musician envisioned this instrument only as a sonic resource among others. That changed in the last few years. Now she humbly says: "above all, I like the idea of trying to be a pianista".

Des pas sur la neige is the definitive confirmation that it already happened. More: that she is now one of the most compelling pianists in Europe and the world. The turning point was the release of En Corps, an acclaimed CD in trio with Benjamin Duboc and Edward Pérraud. Since then, her solo piano activity and her trios, quartets and ensemble (the new White Desert Orchestra) became a definitive surrendering to the black and white keyboard and to the inner guts of the beast invented by Bartolomeo Cristofori in the turning of the 17th to the 18th centuries.

Her use of moving preparations, very different from the fixed ones by John Cage, is unique: sometimes it sounds like a dulcimer or a synthesizer, others like percussion devices, and others still like anything you heard before. The extraordinary thing is that the piano identity is always preserved.

If Eve Risser distinguished herself as a membre of the Orchestre National de Jazz during the direction of Daniel Yvinec and with the project The New Songs, this new path put her under special attention. For this new opus she tried to resonate her "interior landscapes with the outside landscapes" (her own words), inspired by the snows of the Nordic regions, "the spirit of nothingness in the desert". The result is so beautiful that you hardly can believe it..."-Clean Feed

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Product Information:

UPC: 5609063003239

Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF 323
Squidco Product Code: 20346

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2015
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at Studio Juillaguet, in Charente, France in September 2013 by Amanda Cherer.


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Track Listing:

1. Des Pas Sur La Neige 15:13

2. Des Pas Sur La Ville 13:08

3. La Neige Sur La Ville 36:34