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Reinhold Friedl: Inside-Piano


2CD, 8-page-booklet
duration: 2:11:04

all music performed and composed by Reinhold Friedl

zkr0013 zeitkratzer RECORDS
BARCODE: 4250137239057

distributed by BROKEN SILENCE [UK: Shellshock, US: Forced Exposure, F: Metamkine, JAP: Disk Union]

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CD 1
01 évasions pour déplaire 08:13  
02 l’horizon des ballons 39:16
03 la conséquence des rêves 11:42

CD 2
01 l’espoir des grillons 21:10
02 ombres d’ombres 12:12
03 les cris des cantharides 08:50
04 chevelure des cognasses 08:46
05 pendeloques de glace 15:40
06 la grimace du soleil 04:09

recorded live at Philharmonie Luxembourg, July 8-9, 2010
published courtesy of Philharmonie Luxembourg
piano: Steinway D-274, microphones: Neumann U87, Neumann KM184
recorded by Ralf Meinz, mixed and mastered by Rashad Becker

This double CD is released in conjunction with a vinyl LP on Hrönir. The vinyl contains three different pieces which are not included in the CD release. www.hronir.de

“Friedl has developed his “inside piano” technique to such a level of delicacy and precision, that any anticipated distinctions between instrumental and electroacoustic music, or between improvisation and composition are dissolved or transcended”
[Stephen Robinson, The Wire Magazine]

This is the first solo release of zeitkratzer’s mastermind Reinhold Friedl. He teaches the grand piano how to sing and to sound like an orchestra, calling this new way of playing an old instrument “Inside-Piano”. Many listeners of zeitkratzer releases do not recognise particular sounds that come from the piano and thus cannot identify it. After listening to this release, the source will become clear and they will get a new idea of the instrument!

The good old grand piano plays aggressive noise attacks, choir-like symphonic movements, strange complex sound fibrillations, sometimes lighting up single prepared piano notes, juxtaposed with the tremendous bass of the nearly three-meter long strings...

Recorded on a Steinway D concert piano at the Philharmonie Luxembourg, this double CD is released together with a vinyl LP with additional material on the label hrönir.