Friday, August 03, 2012

Current obsession: Stephen Scott

Part of one of my jobs at the moment involves taking inventory of a large, decent and definitely-not-my-own record collection. I came across Stephen Scott's "New Music for Bowed Piano" LP in it yesterday and have been listening to little else since. Recommended!

Here's a piece of his called "Entrada," performed in 1999 by the Bowed Piano Ensemble at Colorado College (where "New Music..." was also recorded (in 1984)):

The single-instrument ensemble footage above reminds me of this classic Monks clip (specifically the 1:15-1:30 section):


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