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Front Cover of the box set SPONTANEOUS SUITE FOR TWO PIANOS
4 CDs boxset - ROG-0037
30,00 €

CONNIE CROTHERS - DAVID ARNER

SPONTANEOUS SUITE FOR TWO PIANOS

David Arner
Connie Crothers

“It was magical from the beginning; the music seemed to create itself”


Connie Crothers: piano
David Arner: piano



CD-1
Suite I: Alvin Hommage - Dawn to Morning (5:35)
Suite I: Alvin Hommage - Preening, Posturing (8:55)
Suite I: Alvin Hommage - Swing Migration (8:42)
Suite I: Alvin Hommage - Convocation of Bird (6:55)
Suite II: Musician's Story - The Call (6:33)
Suite II: Musician's Story - The Reckoning (9:15)
Suite II: Musician's Story - Journey In (7:39)

CD-2
Suite III: The Metropolis - City Rhapsody (12:45)
Suite III: The Metropolis - Night Through Da (8:34)
Suite III: The Metropolis - In the Midst (9:09)
Suite IV: Cycle - Stygian Exodus (9:11)
Suite IV: Cycle - Sojourn (6:57)

CD-3
Suite V: Dances - The Hoofer (5:34)
Suite V: Dances - Blues and the Moving Image (9:49)
Suite V: Dances - In a Minuet (5:01)
Suite V: Dances - Phases (7:19)
Suite VI: Reflections - Tones in a Space of (4:30 ) Play Suite VI: Reflections - Density 88X 2 (4:31)
Suite VII: Arcana - Fool (10:19)
Suite VII: Arcana - Magician (5:09)
Suite VII: Arcana - Spiral of Fortune (5:41)

CD-4
Suite VIII: Apparitions - Light Wave Bank (9:54)
Suite VIII: Apparitions - Heat Lightning (6:33)
Interlude - Embraceable (8:39)
Suite IX: Three Worlds - Real World (7:52)
Suite IX: Three Worlds - Deam World (7:06)
Suite IX: Three Worlds - Next World (8:22)
Coda (11:07)

All compositions by Connie Crothers and David Arner

Recorded on May 11th 2009 by Tom Mark at Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, USA
Mixing and mastering: David Glasser
Liner Notes: Steve Dalachinsky
Photographs: Jeanne Englert, RogueArt
Cover Design: Max Schoendorff
Cover realisation: David Bourguignon
Executive producer: Michel Dorbon

It was magical from the beginning. The music seemed to create itself.
We trusted our spontaneity, our intuitive logic, our sense of form.
We had no set tempos, no preconception about soloing or accompanying.
We had no set themes or referents. What we did have was complete trust, in each other and in the music.
Playing through the day, we recorded twenty-eight pieces. We did listen together for many months, before we accepted that the entire recording session produced a single, cohesive work.
During the recording session, we switched pianos every two to four improvisations. Listening back, we discovered that we had created distinct suites of pieces each time we traded pianos.
These four CDs present the entire recording session, in order, from our first note to the last note.

Connie Crothers, David Arner

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