Stavros Gasparatos: Expanded Piano
Artist: Stavros Gasparatos
Title: Expanded Piano
Label: Ad Noiseam
Product Type: COMPACT DISCS
Recorded live in 2014 at the prestigious EMPAC hall in Troy, NY, the second album on Ad Noiseam by the Greek composer Stavros Gasparatos departs from his usual soundtrack-oriented works. A highly conceptual piece, "Expanded Piano" explores the wide array of sounds which can be produced by this instrument and contextualizes them in the context of modern electronic music. Surrounded by 24 speakers fed by 24 microphones capturing everything happening inside the piano, the audience is placed in the middle of an uncommon yet highly touching sound-scape. "Expanded Piano" is an encompassing, abstract but emotional album which confirms Stavros Gasparatos's originality and talent.