Chris Burn & Philip Thomas - As If As
Compositions and arrangements for piano by Chris Burn, performed by Philip Thomas. Music for solo piano by including premiere recordings of most pieces. As well as major original compositions, the album also includes Burn’s set of six Derek Bailey transcriptions, ‘from ten, two and three,’ and music for two pianos, featuring the pianist Kate Ledger.
Philip Thomas says of Chris Burn, and the album: "the music on this disc is vivid and colourful, vivacious and brilliant, but it also rewards close and attentive listening, not just for the subtleties of the harmonics which are revealed after attacks, but also for the silences, the anticipations, and the overriding attention to sonority. Chris is a musician of extraordinary range and curiosity. As well as one of the most brilliant improvising pianists working today, he is an insightful interpreter of music by, amongst others, Henry Cowell and John Cage, and is a fine performer on trumpet and electronics. I am so thrilled that this recording enables a further glimpse into the work of Chris Burn, composer."
as if as
only the snow
from ten, two and three
pressings and screenings
the sky a silver dissonance (feat. Kate Ledger)