Login

Enter your username and password

Forgotten your username or password?

Your Shopping Cart

There are no items in your shopping cart.

PRTZL

CD

PRTZL / chamber works composed by Michael Kieran Harvey.

  • Published by Move Records — September, 2019 [MD 3447] — 2 CDs
  • Purchase Price: $22.73 (Usually ships in 1-6 days) — Add to Cart
  • Library Availability: CD 3081 — Reference (not for loan) copy only

$22.73

Add to Cart

Usually ships in 1-6 days

Shipping Info

Featured Australian works

  Work Composer PerformersDuration
PRTZL (2018) for two opposing keyboards
Recorded/performed at: Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), TAS, on 17 Nov 18.
Michael Kieran Harvey Michael Kieran Harvey 2 mins, 34 sec.
Module Fugue (2018) for solo piano
Recorded/performed at: Move Records studio, Melbourne, on Dec 18.
Michael Kieran Harvey Michael Kieran Harvey 6 mins, 31 sec.
Piano Sonata #4 : A. Gramsci (2018) — solo piano
Recorded/performed at: Move Records studio, Melbourne, on Jun 19.
Michael Kieran Harvey Michael Kieran Harvey 23 mins, 32 sec.
Astrolabe, Coeur de Lion (2018) — duos: trumpet, keyboard
Recorded/performed at: Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), TAS, on 17 Nov 18.
Michael Kieran Harvey Michael Kieran Harvey, Simon Reade 2 mins, 24 sec.
Divertimento (1780) (2019) arranged for piano
Recorded/performed at: Griffith Conservatorium, Brisbane, on 3 May 19.
Michael Kieran Harvey Michael Kieran Harvey 4 mins, 37 sec.
Tubby the President for baritone horn with piano
Recorded/performed at: Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), TAS, on 17 Nov 18.
Michael Kieran Harvey Michael Kieran Harvey, Simon Reade 6 mins, 57 sec.
Deus est fabula (2014) trio for piano, B flat clarinet and violin
Recorded/performed at: Stanley Burbury Theatre, TAS, on 12 Nov 17.
Michael Kieran Harvey Derek Grice, Tara Murphy, Michael Kieran Harvey 17 mins, 18 sec.
Toccata DNA (1993) trio for flute, percussion and piano
Recorded/performed at: Move Records studio, Melbourne, on Dec 18.
Michael Kieran Harvey Michael Kieran Harvey, Peter Neville, Peter Sheridan 12 mins, 34 sec.
Aporia II (2019) for three pianists and percussion
Recorded/performed at: Queensland Conservatorium, Brisbane, on 3 May 19.
Michael Kieran Harvey Michael Kieran Harvey, Arabella Teniswood-Harvey, Erik Griswold, Vanessa Tomlinson 8 mins, 59 sec.
Gestalt Climate (2019) for two pianos
Recorded/performed at: Griffith Conservatorium, Brisbane, on 3 May 19.
Michael Kieran Harvey Michael Kieran Harvey, Arabella Teniswood-Harvey 7 mins, 37 sec.

Product details

This 2 -CD Set of original compositions by Harvey includes solo and ensemble works centred around the monumental fourth piano sonata, a homage to the courageous anti-fascist Antonio Gramsci. This anti-fascist theme percolates through all the works, which range in mood from nostalgically whimsical to furiously satirical.

This 2-CD set includes solo piano pieces, music for two and three pianos, works for piano with clarinet, violin, viola and cello - plus Toccata DNA for piano with flute and an amazing collection of percussion.

Michael Kieran Harvey pushes the boundaries of intellect and composition further than he has ever pushed before! In a satirical take on composition, PRTZL addresses some of the most pressing current trends and issues of our time, including politics, government, philosophy, mythology, society, culture and the environment.

There are a lot of big words, big ideas and big notes in here. Just to get started consider the concepts of Hegemony, Aporia, The Locrians, Gestalt and Prime Numbers. If art is always open to interpretation, Michael Kieran Harvey has prepared a canvas layered in a multitude of shapes, sizes and colours.

Profound philosophical ideas metamorphose into virtuoso musical works via the labyrinthine his pretzel-like mind. The piano is wrenched out of its accustomed home, the stately drawing room, to take on philosophical ideas of antifascists, Socrates, a Duchess of Braunschweig, sociologist Max Weber, and a notorious Hobart head-butter.

Translating these ideas to music, Harvey uses the obscure Locrian Mode, reverts to contacting the piano's strings with flesh rather than being mediated via the keyboard, has pitch material slowly evolving like DNA, and bases his pitch material on the names of his philosophical and music heroes.

Liner notes include program notes.


User reviews

Be the first to share your thoughts, opinions and insights about this item.

To post a comment please login