de Wardener, Max - Music For Detuned Pianos

SKU 39-CD-VGR-063X
Don’t let the word ‘detuned’ throw you off. Think La Monte Young. This is pretty great!

Max de Wardener returns to Village Green with an album of detuned acoustic piano pieces, performed by pianist Kit Downes (ECM).
Drawing inspiration from modernist composers James Tenney, Harry Partch and La Monte Young, de Wardener’s intentions here were “to try and bend something established and monumental into something new”.
The resulting album is deceptively simple, belying the project’s myriad technical challenges, (pianos are immensely stubborn when subject to unorthodox tuning methods). Captured over a two year period, Downes’ enlivening improvisations do justice to de Wardener’s vision in creating an elegant record that feels at once familiar, yet otherworldly.”
  • LabelVillage Green
  • UPC5051083154727
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