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Moods and Sketches: 12 improvisations for piano

Sebastiano Meloni

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1.1
Awakening
Sebastiano Meloni
0:57
1.2
Transparancies
Sebastiano Meloni
2:35
1.3
From a Distance
Sebastiano Meloni
3:48
1.4
Mood Swings
Sebastiano Meloni
4:03
1.5
Dark and Gloomy
Sebastiano Meloni
3:12
1.6
Stream
Sebastiano Meloni
4:21
1.7
Point Particle
Sebastiano Meloni
3:04
1.8
Mutations
Sebastiano Meloni
3:16
1.9
Inside/Outside
Sebastiano Meloni
3:56
1.10
Filament
Sebastiano Meloni
2:12
1.11
Waves
Sebastiano Meloni
3:09
1.12
Absence
Sebastiano Meloni
3:18
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    37:51
On Moods and Sketches, Italian composer Sebastiano Meloni presents 12 entirely improvised works for piano, all performed on a Fazioli grand piano F278. Each piece examines the different facets of improvisational language and has a specific methodical theme. Transparencies, for example, is an exploration of space and time, where the piano is divided into its three registers, each moving at a different pace, sometimes blurred and at other times blended into a single melodic voice. Point Particle is seemingly a string of consciousness with a pseudo-circular form. Absence is the most rhythmically consistent piece on the album; a dominating gentle rhythmic groove pattern upon which the composer develops melodic ideas.

“My music is completely improvised ... I am not interested in any kind of meaning apart from that which can be derived from musical expression. I try to uncover what music can express in itself, as well as the emotions we could convey with atonal free improvisations. I often decide which forms, sounds, timbres, or registers I am going to explore ahead of time. My purpose is to make atonal improvisation a compositional language, which means strict rules and attention to form. At the same time, I seek to preserve the inherent joy in the musical discovery that comes with instantaneous composition."
- Sebastiano Meloni
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Big Round Records Studio Masters

All tracks recorded May 29-30, 2015 at Artesuono in Cavalicco (UD), Italy
Engineer Stefano Amerio
Executive Producer: Bob Lord
Audio Director: Jeff LeRoy
Production: Engineer Nate Hunter
Art & Production Director: Brett Picknell
Graphic Designer: Emily Roulo
A&R: Chris Robinson
Marketing Specialist: Morgan MacLeod

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