The Bowed Piano Ensemble, Victoria Hansen - Stephen Scott: The Deep Spaces (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 238 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 109 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 76 Mb
Genre: Classical, Avant-Garde, Experimental | Label: New Albion | # NA132 | Time: 00:45:22
While most classical composers attempt to spread around their artistry among various mediums, Stephen Scott has put all of his eggs into the proverbial one basket, specializing in bowed piano music as founder/leader of the Bowed Piano Ensemble, est. 1977. This is not as limited a resource as it sounds; in 1930, Henry Cowell stated he had discovered 165 ways to play the inside of a piano, though if he made a list of all those methods no one has been able to find it. Moreover, Stephen Scott doesn't seem to mind being regarded as "the Bowed Piano Guy." New Albion's The Deep Spaces is his sixth bowed piano CD and demonstrates some measure of stepping out of the box on Scott's part; The Deep Spaces is a song cycle, set to poems by Shelley, Wordsworth, Lord Byron, Pliny, and Pablo Medina and sung by soprano Victoria Hansen.