Visceral, provocative, political - Stress Position tests the physical limitations of pianist and piano alike.
For the past seven years I have had the great fortune to work with Marilyn Nonken, a pianist who plays with relentless intensity and focus. These qualities will be clearly displayed on Stress Position, a recording of my complete piano works.
In addition to testing the physical limits of pianist and piano alike, the pieces on this recording wrestle directly with political themes. The title track refers to an ancient form of torture recently brought back into the public consciousness following the atrocities at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo. With arms spread to the far ends of the piano, the performer must play continuously with ever increasing volume and energy. Another featured work, National Anthem, transforms the Star Spangled Banner into a hypnotic, dirge-like requiem.
It is through Marilyn's incredible interpretations that these works come alive and with your help, we will be able to proudly present a body of work that has been years in the making.
All proceeds generated through our Kickstarter campaign will be used to cover costs associated with the design, manufacturing and distribution of the CD. Supporters at every level will find exciting rewards including a special remix track not included on the album, copies of the CD, concert tickets, autographed posters and scores, composition lessons and more!
With deepest gratitude,
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