Bob Sam Arado, Little Piano, Siri discussed on New Sounds


This next piece that you're about to hear was recorded live in our studio in 1990 by the ensemble zeitgeist, based in the twin cities of Minnesota. And it's called little Piano Book. It is ah, Siri's of short poems by, ironically, not the group's pianist, but they're sax player Bob Sam Arado. And if you've ever studied the piano yourself, you'll get a lot of the kind of in jokes, references to Scarlatti and cool ao and other composers that we seem to know only because of their Piano teaching pieces, and the whole thing becomes More of a metaphor, a metaphor for what might be up to you to decide, But there's clearly more than meets the eye or ear in this piece. Eh? So it goes from early studies to the first recital, which does not go well and by the end, you know this Siri's of poems, which have a really dry wit to them. Has become something also quite poignant Little Piano book is based on a short piano piece by the French composer Erich Sati, which was played live on our piano bite by the group's pianist Tom Linker. Over and over again, while Bob is reading his text. So that left the other two members of zeitgeist and myself free to surround the piano and to essentially do a kind of a live preparation of the instrument by putting Whatever we had on hand things from our pockets in our hands and by the end of the piece The piano's voice is silent. Let's hear the voice of Bob some Arado and the rest of the ensemble zeitgeist in this 1990 live performance in our studio of Little Piano.

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