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Lawrence Ball: Energy Diamond

Cor Anglais Quartet, Alessandra Celletti, Javier Negrín, Neil Davis

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Energy Diamond  
I. —
Lawrence Ball; Cor Anglais Quartet
II. —
Lawrence Ball; Cor Anglais Quartet
Fractal Study 2
Lawrence Ball; Alessandra Celletti
The Clown
Lawrence Ball; Javier Negrín
Viola Suite 2  
I. —
Lawrence Ball; Neil Davis
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Lawrence Ball; Neil Davis
III. —
Lawrence Ball; Neil Davis
IV. —
Lawrence Ball; Neil Davis
Piano Suite 4 "The Aerodynamics Of Intuition"  
I. Austere Eastern
Lawrence Ball; Javier Negrín
II. The Swing
Lawrence Ball; Javier Negrín
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    67:42
Lawrence Ball has long been fascinated by the intersection of subjective human emotion and mathematical objectivity. On Energy Diamond, he continues his exploration both of sheer intuitive as well as of systems-based composition. Featuring mainly live performances recorded at Ball’s own Planet Tree Music Festival between 1995 and 2011, the album was created using Ball’s algorithmic “Harmonic Maths” system. A classical composer with over 170 scored works and 3,000 recorded piano improvisations to his credit, Ball is influenced by many other genres, including jazz, Indian, Moroccan and rock, often combining music with meditation and/or computer generation. "Modulation, harmonic progression, I question the usual base definitions of those. They are constructs to question, to look at and to reinterpret and redefine in meaningful ways. Modulation can be change of tonal set, one set of notes changing to another. It can also mean the same tonal set, but with a different tonal centre, or a shift of emphases." - Lawrence Ball
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Energy Diamond: Recorded November 11, 2000 at Union Chapel, Islington, London Recorded by Michael Klein Fractal Study 2: Recorded November 20, 2011 at The Red Hedgehog, Highgate, London Recorded by Mike Skeet The Clown: Recorded November 13, 1998 at Conway Hall, Holborn, London Recorded by Jason Edge Viola Suite 2: Recorded February 1995 at Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London Cover image by Lawrence Ball using the software "Visual Harmony" created by Dave Snowdon and Lawrence Ball

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