Premiere: February 27, 2021, Binaural version for online listening: Montréal / Nouvelles Musiques 2021: La Grande Nuit 2021 — Au-delà de la notation, Montréal (Québec)

Piano Dreamscapes Ice-flow Isolation is the third in an ongoing series of works focused on transformations of piano improvisations done by Kasey, as well as their collaborators Simon Henley (Leeds Beckett University/ Western University) & Neusha Taherian (Concordia University). Composed in remote collaboration throughout late 2020 and early 2021 the piece explores concepts of isolation through spatialization, granular synthesis & spectral transformations. Improvisations dance throughout a frozen landscape, slowly taking on each other’s characteristics, breaking and reforming but never quite touching or changing each other’s musicals trajectories. In the end, all that is left is a single pianist, playing alone in the dark…

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