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Fully improvised solo piano concert from 1999, the first of a number of albums exploring ‘live composition’.

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continuum:one was recorded in concert, August 29, 1999 at the Philip T. Young Recital Hall at the University of Victoria, B.C., Canada. As much as possible without being neurotic about it, I tried to approach the piano with nothing pre-conceived at all in terms of what I was going to play.

The resulting recording is 73 minutes of continuous, largely unedited improvised ‘flow’ – I mostly just tried to get out of the way and let the music emerge. It’s quite a journey, exploring a number of themes which appeared in the first few minutes of play; my role was finding and listening to where those themes might want to go, and how they might sound or feel in the various landscapes we found ourselves in along the way. Oh, and making the keys and pedals go up and down…

I’ve chosen a few excerpts to give the flavour of the music here; on purchase you’ll get a link to download the complete album, which consists of two very long pieces.


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