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See also Milo Fine, Howard Riley and Veryan Weston


SOPHIE AGNEL "Capsizing Moments" (2008) EMANEM 5004

A veritable tour de force of 'inside' prepared piano playing - preppiano extensif. The whole of a solo improvisation performed at Les Instants Chavirés near Paris. Sophie Agnel's preparations, neither static nor fixed, evolve during the course of her playing as she adds, moves or removes an object, or replaces one artefact with another. These preparations include disposable water cups, nylon fishing-line, bouncing balls, aluminium ashtrays, aluminium foil, industrial nylon, inner-tube rubber and polished rock all of which result in a remarkable sound world far removed from that usually associated with the piano. This is her second solo CD - the first (on Vand'Oeuvre) was made in 2000, and since then she has appeared in several duos and trios with a variety of musicians. 51 minutes.

Special price GBP 7.00



STEVE BERESFORD / PAT THOMAS / VERYAN WESTON "3 Pianos" (2001) EMANEM 4064

Three grand pianists on three grand pianos. The presence of three good pianos at Gateway Studio allows one to hear three of the best improvising pianists working together. Most of the music is three-way improvisation, but there are also three short duos, and three pieces with restricting rules. 66 minutes.

Price GBP 10.00

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ROSS BOLLETER "Secret Sandhills and satellites" (2001-5) EMANEM 4128

Pieces for ruined pianos and pianos on the edge of ruin. For several years now, Ross Bolleter has been scouring around Western Australia and beyond looking for ruined pianos. He has found the right music for each instrument, and performed and recorded it. This collection contains some recent choice items recorded around Perth and Alice Springs. The main work, inspired by an Aborigine painting, is the 28-minute Secret Sandhills, a generally slow-moving work spliced together from performances on six ruins. There are also 10 shorter and generally faster Satellites, some of which were performed on two ruined pianos simultaneously. Fresh new sounds from decaying old instruments. 68 minutes.

Special price GBP 7.00

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ROSS BOLLETER "Night Kitchen" (2002-9) EMANEM 5008

An hour of ruined piano - 14 solo improvisations on up to 5 ruined pianos simultaneously with no overdubbing. These tracks (with two exceptions) were recorded at night, or at dawn at the latest. The four or five pianos occupy most of the kitchen, and are set up so that they can be played simultaneously. 63 minutes.

Price GBP 10.00



PAT THOMAS "Nur" (1999) EMANEM 4046

The whole of an improvised solo piano concert (without any electronics) finds Thomas exploring a wide gamut of recent piano styles in a very original and distinctive way. 64 minutes.

Special price GBP 7.00

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