“Glass Piano” is a sublime collection of solo piano versions of Philip Glass by a master interpreter of the legendary minimalist composer. All formats have various tracklistings and will be released June 1st 2015 (and 2nd in the USA).
Francesco Tristano came back from Detroit in 2009 transcended by the studio equipments of Planet E. He sent us next to the tracks composed for "Idiosynkrasia", a remix of „Knee Play“ based on a piano piece written by Philip Glass and interpreted by Bruce Brubaker. From the start, we knew that we wanted to release this remix (and it will be soon ) but we could not imagine that we would release a full album of Brubaker`s Glass recordings in June 2015.
Francesco introduced us to the works of his former teacher at Juillard School and to the man. Bruce cultivated an intense relationship with Glass’ compositions. Brubaker & Glass have met on many occasions to discuss the reworks, instilling a deep understanding for Brubaker of Glass’ innermost intentions and idiosyncrasies. “ I'm starting from notes written on paper by Philip. But music is a group activity, and a transaction. This music only exists as it does because it was written, then made into sound by me, and heard by listeners. The people hearing it complete the art.’” tells Bruce. During our discussion with Bruce, it became clear that he felt inspired to record them once again after revisiting these compositions. We invited him to come to our workshop in Poitiers. The recording took place in the new Theater and Auditorium of Poitiers (TAP). The microphones were purposefully placed close to the piano, so sounds can be heard during the recordings that are normally muted for an audience, the creaking of the chair for example.
Glass Piano by Bruce Brubaker is presented in a beautiful double vinyl gatefold edition as well as a digipak CD. The vinyl edition also comes with two additional bonus tracks that aren’t included on the CD. The digital version is limited to 7 tracks.
Glass Piano will be released on June 1st 2015 worldwide.
Live shows ( more announced soon)
May 2-6 – “Folle Journée” Tokyo, Japan
June 16 – Poisson Rouge, NYC, USA + Event
July 10-17, 2015, Atlantic Music Festival, Maine, USA
July 22- 25, 2015 Galway Festival, Galway, Ireland
August 1 ( Glass - piano) 2, La Roque d'Anthéron, France s + infos
August 2-8, 2015 Arcata Festival, California, USA
October 11, 2015 LACMA, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, USA
A1 – Mad rush A2 – Metamorphosis 1 B1 – Metamorphosis 2 B2 – Metamorphosis 3 B3 – Metamorphosis 4
C1 – Metamorphosis 5 C2 – Knee Play C3 - Opening D1 – Wichita D2 - Evening Song
1/ Mad rush 2/ Metamorphosis 1 3/ Metamorphosis 2 4/ Metamorphosis 3 5/ Metamorphosis 4 6/Metamorphosis 5 7/ Knee Play 8/ Wichita
1/ Mad rush 2/ Metamorphosis 1 3/ Metamorphosis 2 4/ Metamorphosis 4 5/ Metamorphosis 5 6/ Knee Play 7/ Wichita