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Multi-piano

CD

Multi-piano : Roger Dean 1978 to 2012.

  • Published by Tall Poppies — 2012 [TP225] — 2 CDs (152 min.)
  • Sales Availability: We expect this item to be back in stock and available for purchase on 4 Oct 2018.
  • Library Availability: CD 2403 — Reference (not for loan) copy only

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We expect this item to be back in stock and available for purchase on 4 Oct 2018.

Featured Australian works

  Work Composer PerformersDuration
176 sound engines (1990) — acoustic music with live computer effects
Recorded/performed at: Sydney, Australia, on 1990.
Roger Dean Roger Dean 8 mins, 49 sec.
Bimbimbie piano (2002) — acoustic music with pre-recorded sound
Recorded/performed at: Canberra, Australia, on 2002.
Roger Dean Roger Dean 8 mins, 39 sec.
BiTune — acoustic music with live computer effects
Recorded/performed at: Sydney, Australia, on 2011.
Roger Dean Roger Dean 2 mins, 32 sec.
Breaking the song 1-3 (1978) — solo piano
Recorded/performed at: London, UK, on 1978.
Roger Dean Roger Dean 24 mins, 9 sec.
Calling Carla — solo piano
Recorded/performed at: Sydney, Australia, on 1990.
Roger Dean Roger Dean 3 mins, 57 sec.
Cloudspotting — acoustic music with pre-recorded sound
Recorded/performed at: Sydney, Australia, on 2010.
Roger Dean Roger Dean 8 mins, 45 sec.
Dolphins fly by — acoustic music with pre-recorded sound
Recorded/performed at: Sydney, Australia, on 2012.
Roger Dean Roger Dean 2 mins, 37 sec.
Kinetic Kingston piano — acoustic music with pre-recorded sound
Recorded/performed at: Sydney, Australia, on 2010.
Roger Dean Roger Dean 5 mins, 36 sec.
Louis Le Moine — acoustic music with live computer effects
Recorded/performed at: Sydney, Australia, on 2011.
Roger Dean Roger Dean 7 mins, 27 sec.
MeanHarmony 2 — acoustic music with live computer effects
Recorded/performed at: Sydney, Australia, on 2012.
Roger Dean Roger Dean 3 mins, 27 sec.
Metagroove blue (1990) — solo piano
Recorded/performed at: Sydney, Australia, on 1990.
Roger Dean Roger Dean 5 mins, 10 sec.
Metagroove dance — acoustic music with live computer effects
Recorded/performed at: Montral, Quebec, on 2011.
Roger Dean Roger Dean 5 mins, 59 sec.
The Monk's habit (1990) — solo piano
Recorded/performed at: Sydney, Australia, on 1990.
Roger Dean Roger Dean 5 mins, 59 sec.
Ostinato — acoustic music with live computer effects
Recorded/performed at: Sydney, Australia, on 2011.
Roger Dean Roger Dean 7 mins, 27 sec.
QV free (2005) — solo piano
Recorded/performed at: Brisbane, Australia, on 2005.
Roger Dean Roger Dean 3 mins, 15 sec.
Regaining Bill (2011) — acoustic music with pre-recorded sound
Recorded/performed at: Sydney, Australia, on 2011.
Roger Dean Roger Dean 5 mins, 38 sec.
Rollin' for Harry (1990) — solo piano
Recorded/performed at: Sydney, Australia, on 1990.
Roger Dean Roger Dean 4 mins, 52 sec.
SoloDuo 1 — acoustic music with live computer effects
Recorded/performed at: Montreal, Quebec, on 2011.
Roger Dean Roger Dean 8 mins, 7 sec.
SoloDuo 2 — acoustic music with live computer effects
Recorded/performed at: Montreal, Quebec, on 2011.
Roger Dean Roger Dean 2 mins, 55 sec.
SundayPianoDances — studio produced music (pre-recorded sound)
Roger Dean Roger Dean 9 mins, 13 sec.
Talking with Phil — acoustic music with live computer effects
Recorded/performed at: Sydney, Australia, on 2011.
Roger Dean Phil Slater, Roger Dean 7 mins, 6 sec.
Vestige — acoustic music with live computer effects
Recorded/performed at: Aarhus, Denmark, on 2010.
Greg White Greg White, Roger Dean 4 mins, 47 sec.

Product details

It's a rare thing to be able to showcase a performer's work over a forty-year period. This 2-CD set does just that. Roger Dean has had a serious career in improvisation, ranging from his performances over that time to his books written on the subject. This pair of CDs contains some of his best work since 1978 on his main instrument, the piano. The music shows the depth and breadth of his musical interests, and the skill he brings to performing. One can also see how he has re-invented himself musically over that period, during which he has also re-invented his professional working life, from running a heart research institute, to becoming a university vice-chancellor, to his current university research.

Dean opines that this release was inspired by the ground-breaking set of CDs Tall Poppies released in the early 90s of the improvisations of the late Roger Frampton. In this 21st year of Tall Poppies, it feels somewhat like a coming of age, when a project from the beginning inspires a new project a couple of decades later.

All pianists and improvising musicians will find food for thought in this CD set.

This CD release is part of Tall Poppies' 21st birthday celebrations.

Duration: 152 min.

Liner notes include program notes and biographical notes on the composer.


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