LUBOMYR MELNYK - Corollaries

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Other | Heft: Jahrgang 2013, eclipsed Nr. 150 / 5-2013 | VÖ-Jahr: 2013 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Erased Tapes | Autor: ST

After two minutes it's clear: in the 17 minutes of the opening piece "Pockets Of Light" that follow, nothing will change in its structure - tightly interwoven, nested, pearly piano arpeggios repeated ad infinitum form a maelstrom pointing in one direction: Minimal music. In fact, the Ukrainian-born Canadian Lubomyr Melnyk is strongly influenced by the Minimal movement, by works by composers such as Philip Glass (especially his "Glassworks"), Steve Reich (the basic work "Piano Phase" comes to mind here), Terry Riley or Michael Nyman. Lemnyk himself avoids the term Minimal Music for his works. He would rather have his piano fractals understood as "continuous music". The term he coined again docks to the concept of "Eternal Music" (or "Continuous Sound And Light Environments"), which the artist couple La Monte Young/Marian Zazeela developed with the sound installation "Dream House" from the early sixties onwards. While the latter consistently rolls out a single sound design over time (up to years), Melnyk offers various shades of his continuous music. However, each of the five pieces of "Corollaries" produced by Peter Broderick could be extended beyond its actual duration at will. As with "Dream House" or La Monte Young's main work "The Well-Tuned Piano", Lubomyr Melnyk's compositions no longer focus on form, but on sound alone. Corollaries" is an album to fall into. You can enter at any point and let the beguiling sounds have an effect on you. On 26 May in Berlin (Grüner Salon) also in the presence of the musician.

Top track: Pockets Of Light

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