Was worried that this would get lost after the closing of the mini50 website. Fortunately I still have a copy in word. So for those that missed it. enjoy After years spent performing and recording with other artists including Antony and the Johnsons, Canadian-born, New York City-based cellist Julia Kent found her own voice. She … More In Conversation – Julia Kent
Gone but never forgotten.
So, as well as taking part in the conversation with glacis and featuring in A Closer Listen editor Richard Allen’s top 10, Alex Kozobolis was also kind enough to pull together this mix of piano composers that have inspired him over the years. In his words some of these artists reassured him that others would … More Piano Day – Alex Kozobolis Mix
Richard Allen runs the wonderful music site A Closer Listen. I am a massive fan of his site and the music he writes about. To coincide with Piano Day I asked him to contribute his top 10 records in which piano is the main ingredient. Here is his list: Nils Frahm – Wintermusik (EP) ‘Olafur Arnalds – … More Piano Day – Richard Allen
Yesterday was of course Piano Day. The 88th day of the year. A celebration of all things piano. As such, we have this little conversation piece between Alex Kozobolis and glacis for your enjoyment. Alex Kozobolis is an English based artist. glacis is Scottish artist Euan Millar-McMeeken. EMM: Back in 2012, A Closer Listen compared my … More Piano Day – Conversation – Alex Kozobolis and glacis
I am not sure what to say about this man. I think his playing speaks more about his gift than I ever could. And it’s in his piano pieces that I am absorbed. Not so much when his work employs the use of vocals. In a similar way to Olafur Arnalds recent work, the vocals detract – … More Piano Day – Day 5 – Lubomyr Melnyk
Dustin O’Halloran may be better known these days for his work as one half of A Winged Victory for the Sullen. Fair play to him too because the duo have garnered a reputation for creating wonderful soundscapes laced with piano over the course of their two albums to date. It’s hardly surprising that such attention … More Piano Day – Day 4 – Dustin O’Halloran