A remarkably varied and unique approach to prepared piano that French pianist Eve Risser refers to as "piano droit", heard in her performance at FGO Barbara, in Paris on an upright piano, chosen for its specific mechanical qualities that allow Risser to generate a surprising amount of rhythmic variety, as she performs a single work mixing composed and improvised elements.
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Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF524CD
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Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded live at FGO Barbara, in Paris, France, on Feburary 16th, 2018, by Celine Grangey and Lucie Bourely.
Eve Risser-prepared upright piano, composition
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"Eve Risser has her musical roots in chamber music as a flutist and pianist. While residing in Alsace, France, she merged in to the contemporary and jazz/improvised music world. In June 2008, she got the 1st Piano Price in Jazz & Improvised Music at National Conservatory in Paris, a soloist price at the International Competition of La Défense. From 2009 to 2013 she took part of National Jazz Orchestra of Fance (ONJ) directed by Danie Yvinec. Eve's multifaceted musical creativity has been heard in various settings, festivals and groups throughout the world.
She performs solo with piano or electric harpsichord and a her own improvisations or compositions. She leads and co-leads, plays, and composes in the Donkey Monkey with Yuko Oshima ; in the quartet The New Songs with the swedish singer and composer Sofia Jernberg, Kim Myhr and David Stackenäs ; in the trio EN-CORPS (Risser/Duboc/Perraud) ans many others.
Currently Eve's musical life is based out of Paris where she is involved in organizing creative music live performances and the label UMLAUT. Eve has had the possibility to play and collaborate with great musicians such as John Hollenbeck, Billy Hart, Benoît Delbecq, Jon Irabagon, Mickael Formanek, Médéric Collignon, Marc Ducret, Emile Parisien, Jean-Luc Guionnet, Mickael Zerang, Andreas Werliin, joel grip, eivind lohning, Wolfgang Mitterer, Quatuor Bela, MAGMA, Le Sacre du Tympan, Magnetic Ensemble, The Bridge #5, les solistes de l'Ensemble Intercontemporain Nicolas Crosse & Pascal Gallois, Pascal Niggenkemper Vision 7 and many others.Je suis un paragraphe. Cliquez ici pour ajouter votre propre texte et modifiez-moi. Je suis l'endroit parfait pour raconter une histoire, et pour vous présenter à vos utilisateurs."-Eve Risser website (http://www.everisser.com/biography)
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1. Apres Un Reve 24:24
sample the album:
"In Apres un Reeve the upright piano isn't the alternative resource when some particular venue (here the FGO Barbara, in Paris) doesn't have a grand piano and can't afford the rental of one: it has it's own mechanical properties and capacities, making it a valuable performing instrument and not just a surrogate.
Known for her very personnal views in what concerns the preparation of a piano, French composer and improviser Eve Risser started a solo program in 2017 dedicated to the "piano droit" and this is the very first documented release of that particular enterprise. With the bowels of the piano in front of her, it's another kind of prepared piano, more rhythmic and also more composed ("improvisation as inner composition", she says), we're offered, openning the sound spectrum of this music to unsuspected possibilities.
As always with Risser, the logics applied have "one hand on the heart, the other on the soul and a foot on the... party". A party, we should add, made of delicate and intoxicating materials, almost Zen in its dreamlike developments, constantly in transition, mutating and gaining a life of its own, like a living organism. Simply beautiful..."-Clean Feed
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