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Toward the Curve

Thomas Rosenkranz

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1.1
Interlude No. 1
Thomas Rosenkranz; Thomas Rosenkranz
3:51
1.2
A Sound Does Not View Itself as Thought
Peter V. Swendsen; Peter V. Swendsen; Thomas Rosenkranz
9:17
1.3
ElectroSonata: Spontaneous Combustion
Peter Flint; Peter Flint; Thomas Rosenkranz
10:15
1.4
Interlude No. 2
Thomas Rosenkranz; Thomas Rosenkranz
4:29
1.5
Lullaby for Morning
Aurie Hsu; Aurie Hsu; Thomas Rosenkranz
6:52
1.6
Vers la courbe
Michael Klingbeil; Michael Klingbeil; Thomas Rosenkranz
11:53
1.7
Timing and Collisions
Pierre Jalbert; Pierre Jalbert; Thomas Rosenkranz
5:06
1.8
Interlude No. 3
Thomas Rosenkranz; Thomas Rosenkranz
6:47
Three East to West  
1.9
I. —
Alex Christie; Alex Christie; Thomas Rosenkranz
4:06
1.10
II. —
Alex Christie; Alex Christie; Thomas Rosenkranz
3:37
1.11
III. —
Alex Christie; Alex Christie; Thomas Rosenkranz
2:17
1.12
The Piper's Son
Tom Lopez; Tom Lopez; Thomas Rosenkranz
11:04
1.13
Interlude No. 4
Thomas Rosenkranz; Thomas Rosenkranz
3:18
Total Playing Time    1:22:52
"... exult in the role of the pianist as virtuoso. It’s hard to imagine a lesser pianist than Rosenkranz being able to capture the energy and complexity of these pieces. Rosenkranz, who is a master interpreter and improviser, treats the electronics as a concerto soloist might treat the orchestra ... throughout, the virtuosity of Rosenkranz’s playing takes centre stage ... perhaps the most impressive element of the album is that it is largely improvised ... there’s never a dull moment." - WQXR-FM "... an interesting musical presentation ... offers contemporary piano music mixed with electronic sounds ... this is music that demands a person's full attention. It is not background music in any sense. The piano is anchored up front, but many of the pieces involve electronic sounds, not always musical, coming at you from all directions. Think John Cage or maybe Brian Eno, but this music is more insistent than Eno and highly unconventional ... Rosenkranz is a fine pianist and these works are technically challenging ... the recording is fine, with some of the tracks of demonstration quality ... I enjoyed the consistently fine playing and the imagination brought to bear on this project." - Audiophile Audition Hailed as "one of the best new music performers around" (American Record Guide), pianist Thomas Rosenkranz is in demand as a soloist, chamber musician and artist teacher. His repertoire extends from J.S. Bach to premieres of works written exclusively for him and he often includes improvisation in his performances. On the double album Toward the Curve, Rosenkranz celebrates the richness and expanse of new music created by the alumni of the Technology in Music and Related Arts at Oberlin Conservatory in Oberlin, Ohio.
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