An aural map of extended pianist Charity Chan's techniques, in unusual non-invasive, object interactive and excursive approaches to the acoustic piano.
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Label: Ambiances Magnetiques
Catalog ID: AM 188
Squidco Product Code: 11634
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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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
sample the album:
"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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