Paul Lansky: Notes to Self (VOL. 12)
The five pieces on this CD were all written within the past few years for the performers heard here. The five works continue Paul Lansky's ongoing journey away from electronic music to a purely acoustic art. The program is wide-ranging, and includes solo, chamber and orchestral music. Lansky delights in instrumental virtuosity and offers a stylistic freedom that takes note of popular culture in the context of more classically derived forms, all super-charged with intense rhythmic energy.
“This is a fine release, further confirming the composer’s growing reputation as one of classical music’s most significant figures.” - American Record Guide“Lansky is never at a loss for melodic ideas, and that, plus the ever-changing instrumental combinations make for a thoroughly rewarding listening experience.” - ArkivMusic (Ralph Graves)
Real Quiet: Andrew Russo, piano, Felix Fan, violoncello, David Cossin, percussion
Notes to Self (2011)
Mihae Lee, piano
Line and Shadow (2008)
Odense Symphony Orchestra, Justin Brown, conductor