"In the summer of 2004, many issues I was facing seemed mysterious and unsolvable."
"This box set is dedicated to my friend, Jonathan Doff, who has kept me thoughtful and light–hearted all these years."
"Music is written for the inexpressible, it should seem to come out of the shadow in order to move back into the shadow." - Federico Mompou
Silvia Tarozzi reveals the history of her breakthrough solo album, Mi specchio e rifletto, and provides lyrics and English translations.
Drawing by Irene Kopelman In essence, the sound of the piano comes in two parts: its attack and its decay. The striking of a hammer is followed by the resonance...
how to begin? no beginning: in-ing, being with-in, be(come)ing, coming to be, to be(g)in, to enter a world of infinitives, of infinite, never ending reverberation: verb-ing again, ever dissolving what...
"Do you know there’s an American composer who lives here in Reggio Emilia? He knew John Cage. His name is Philip Corner."
The four pieces by Carl Stone on this recording span a remarkable period in the history of music technology.
One might ask of J Jasmine: My New Music: what are you? Actually, not what—which? Which style? Which format? Which history? Which narrative? Which music?
Marcus Schmickler recalls his history producing 10. Hose Horn with C-Schulz and the Cologne scene from which it sprung.
Jonathan Gold, Richard Gehr, and Marc Weidenbaum weigh in alongside Carl Stone on the history behind Stone's 1970s and 80s.
Girma Yifrashewa offers notes on the pieces he performs on "Love & Peace" in both Amharic and English.
Marginal Invitation solo piano, created in New York, October 2012 This is an essay into the essential character of piano playing, with a deeply rooted melodic sense, albeit somewhat subdued...
Laurie Spiegel adds historical context and detailed notes for all pieces. Also includes full text the Laurie Spiegel self-interview featured on the original cover.
WNYC's New Sounds host, John Schaefer, revisits his relationship to the piano music of Elodie Lauten, and Elodie Lauten provides her own extensive notes.
Lyrics, Liner Notes, and Reminiscences by Patrice Manget, "Blue" Gene Tyranny, Peter Gordon, Kathy Morton Austin