Its been a long, long time since I used what used to be “amaranth arthouse” as a vehicle to share outstanding works of my fellow musicians. I have since re-arranged the site, but decided keeping the “shout-out” section made perfect sense. In that regard, let me lead you to a work which I believe is worth your time to allow stereo infiltration to your brain through your ears.
This week at the event, ImprovFriday, we decided to add links to artist websites via contributors to our playlist and surfing through the links I came upon http://stevemoshier.com//. And all this time I thought I was the only one to create a set of Bagatelles for piano in my circle of new music friends. Steve Moshier’s “Unchained Melody – 8 Bagatelles for Piano” are not only outstanding, they represent minimalist compositional prowess. What I hear on a personal level is something akin to Julius Eastman with a touch of more complexity.
Have a listen for yourself:
Unchained Melody – 8 Bagatelles for Piano (1999) [1st Four] by Steve Moshier