Piano Circus - Works by Reich, Lang, Moran & Volans (1993)
Classical | EAC (APE, CUE & NO LOG) | 243 MB
"The 60 fingers and multiple keyboards ofPiano Circushave come a long way since they formed in 1989 …the six players alternate between two grand pianos, four sampling keyboards and a spinet, transform the piano sounds in various ways, play a variety of conventional and unconventional percussion and incorporate a variety of mechanical and natural sounds. Totally compelling"
—The Guardian, October 2001
"Extraordinary to behold ….six pairs of eyes, watching, listening, timing each move to the split second. Breathtaking."
—The Times, March 2002
This is a showcase album for the many and varied talents of those who made several recordings for ARGO during the 1990s, which includes David Lang's Face So Pale
and Kevin Volans' Kneeling Dance
, as well as one of the "classics" of American minimalism—Steve Reich's Four Organs
. Three Dances
by Robert Moran were written especially for Piano Circus