Juan Maria Solare - Himmelsrichtungen
Sep 23, 2020
Himmelsrichtungen (Cardinal Points), are six piano pieces composed and performed by Juan María Solare (an Argentine pianist who lives in Germany).

The title Himmelsrichtungen, literally "directions of the sky", means actually "cardinal points". Usually they are four, but the composer added two (zenith and nadir), because they determine the third dimension: we are not more conceiving a bidimensional world, but a tridimensional one. This represents the overcoming, the generalization of the system (of any system). The cover art (by Alban Low, London) echoes this idea of three-dimensionality.

The musical language integrates tonality (more traditional pieces) and post-tonality (more experimental). This album, which can be filed under the genre contemporary classical (neo-classical), offers an accessible avant-garde sound with a transparent "melocentric" approach.

For fans of:
Nils Frahm, Dirk Maassen, Milana, Bruno Sanfilippo, Ed Haydon, Laura Sullivan, Fabrizio Paterlini, Roberto Cacciapaglia, Chad Lawson, Max Richter, Ólafur Arnalds, Oskar Schuster, Philip Wesley, Michael Whalen, Ludovico Einaudi, Maxence Cyrin, Yiruma, Yann Tiersen

released March 20, 2016

Composed by Juan María Solare

Pianist: Juan María Solare

Recorded at the university of Bremen (Germany) on 30 September 2014.
Grand piano Bösendorfer.

Cover image by the British artist Alban Low.

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