12 December 2014
Featured video: Kate Moore's Sensitive Spot (Saskia Lankhoorn)
Moore writes about her work:
'Sensitive Spot is about tempo, in particular the slight variations and gradations of one person's personal perception of metric timing. Many takes of the same piece are recorded and overlaid, pinpointing a musical phenomena that would normally be associated with error - the inability of any human to have an exact sense of metronomic timing. In this case it is used to create something that aspires toward beauty resulting in an intricate tapestry of interwoven rhythmic patterns.'
Lankhoorn's performance of this work is also included in Dances and Canons, the newly released ECM recording of Moore's piano works performed by Saskia Lankhoorn. As well as compositions for solo piano, the album includes pieces for two pianos, four pianos and multiple pianos. More details of the recording can be found on the ECM website.
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