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ZOFO – ZOFO Plays Terry Riley (2015)

Artist: ZOFO
Title Of Album: ZOFO Plays Terry Riley
Year Of Release: 2015
Label: Sono Luminus
Genre: Classical
Quality: 320 kbps
Total Time: 67:36 min
Total Size: 154 MB

1. Etude from the Old Country
2. Jaztine
3. Tango Double Ladiado
4. Half-Wolf Dances Mad in Moonlight
5. Simone’s Lullaby
6. G Song
7. Praying Mantis Rag
8. Waltz for Charismas
9. Cinco de Mayo

ZOFO is at it again, this time with an all Terry Riley album, which includes original compositions, arrangements and a special commission by the duet. It is quite evident in this music that the composer and the performers were personally engaged in the making of this electrifying project. From the very beginning, Terry Riley worked in collaboration with ZOFO in the making of this album. Mr. Riley himself said: «There is nothing quite like hearing the full 8 octaves of a piano sounding in all its orchestral richness.» He certainly makes full use of the sounds of the piano in the pieces originally written for piano-four-hands, from The Heaven Ladder, Book 5, which include the varying «Cinco de Mayo,» «Jaztine,» «Waltz for Charismas,» «Tango Doble Ladiado,» and «Etude From the Old Country.» Keisuke arranged «G Song» and «Half-Wolf Dances Mad in Moonlight,» which were originally composed for the Kronos Quartet, and Eva arranged «Simone’s Lullaby,» originally for solo piano. The arrangements were both challenging and fun to create, but ZOFO managed to keep the transparency and flavor of Riley’s originals while exemplifying the unique potential for four-hand piano. The «Praying Mantis Rag» was composed especially for ZOFO, and actively illustrates their vibrant character as a duet.


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