Music for piano and computer and and Moog synthesizer.
Aruan Ortiz, piano and computer
Bob Gluck, piano, computer, and Moog synthesizer
“Textures and Pulsations” (Ictus Records, 2012) is a multilayered sonic meeting between two gifted and imaginative pianist/composers, Aruan Ortiz and Bob Gluck. With two pianos and poignantly etched live electronics, this pair crafts a mélange of subtly shifting textures, lyrical melodies, and engaging grooves. This collection of carefully articulated, highly virtuosic improvisations is a study in contrast, offering moments of subtlety and power. Musical moods range from wild flights of pianistic fantasy to placid landscapes of sonic color, each delightfully expansive and rich in detail. A palpable chemistry melds the individual skills and intelligence of these musicians, rewarding the listener with constant surprises. “Textures and Pulsations” offers music that will engage a wide variety of listeners, from lovers of abstraction and musical adventure, to those who appreciate a great, syncopated beat....