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Aorta / Chow


Release Date: 11/18/2016 
Label:  New Amsterdam   Catalog #: 083   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Christopher CerroneJacob CooperJakub CiupinskiMolly Joyce,   ... 
Performer:  Vicky Chow
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 3 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

AORTA is the stunning new collection of works for piano and electronics from Bang on a Can pianist Vicky Chow. AORTA features compositions from some of today’s most exciting new composers, including Daniel Wohl, Molly Joyce, Andy Akiho, Christopher Cerrone, Jakub Ciupinski, and Jacob Cooper. All pieces were written specifically for Chow, expanding the timbral palette of the piano by including electronics and prepared piano. Chow has performed internationally in Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America at venues such as Carnegie Hall, The Barbican Center, the Muziekgebouw, the Tonhalle, the Tongyeong Concert Hall, and more. Most recently she gave the north American premiere of Steve Reich’s work “Piano Counterpoint” and the world premiere Read more of John Zorn’s new piano trio titled “The Aristos.” Chow’s passion for new music has propelled her to work with an A-to-Z of leading composers and musicians such as Andy Akiho, Louis Andriessen, Nik Bartsch, Michael Gordon, and many more. Her next projects are to include a piano concerto by American composer Ronald Bruce Smith, solo piano works by Pulitzer nominated Chris Cerrone, and Canadian composers Adam Basanta and Vincent Ho. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Hoyt-Schermerhorn, for piano & electronics by Christopher Cerrone
Performer:  Vicky Chow (Piano), Vicky Chow (Electronics)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2010 
Length: 8 Minutes 8 Secs. 
2.
Clifton Gates, for piano & electronics by Jacob Cooper
Performer:  Vicky Chow (Electronics), Vicky Chow (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Length: 9 Minutes 13 Secs. 
3.
Morning Tale, for piano & electronics by Jakub Ciupinski
Performer:  Vicky Chow (Electronics), Vicky Chow (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2009 
Length: 11 Minutes 24 Secs. 
4.
Rave, for piano & electronics by Molly Joyce
Performer:  Vicky Chow (Electronics), Vicky Chow (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2015 
Length: 11 Minutes 17 Secs. 
5.
Aorta for piano and electronics: Limbs by Daniel Wohl
Performer:  Vicky Chow (Electronics), Vicky Chow (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2010 
Length: 4 Minutes 0 Secs. 
6.
Aorta for piano and electronics: Bones by Daniel Wohl
Performer:  Vicky Chow (Piano), Vicky Chow (Electronics)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2010 
Length: 3 Minutes 6 Secs. 
7.
Vick(i/y), for prepared piano by Andy Akiho
Performer:  Vicky Chow (Prepared Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Length: 15 Minutes 12 Secs. 

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