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LUBOMYR MELNYK

THREE SOLO PIECES

UNSEEN WORLDS


Format: LP & DL
Cata No: UW11
Barcode: 728028308570
Format: CD
Cata No: UW11CD
Barcode: 728028308563
Comprised of three balanced examples of his Continuous Music technique on solo piano, Three Solo Pieces serves as perhaps the best introduction the Ukrainian-Canadian composer Lubomyr Melnyk yet available. “Marginal Invitation” is a subdued work with a deeply rooted melodic sensibility that is rich in overtones, while “Corrosions on the Surface of Life” exhibits a dissonant fury of patterned note play. The final, side-length meditation “Cloud Passade No. 3” is a chordal work in free-time which functions equally well as furniture music and a meditative exploration of pure light.



Three Solo Pieces is the first set of new Lubomyr Melnyk recordings produced by Unseen Worlds and his first release for the label since the 2007 reissue of his debut album KMH: Piano Music in the Continuous Mode (1979). Following that reissue, efforts were shifted from record projects to bringing Melnyk’s still-thriving Continuous Music alive for audiences with a set of memorable and well-received concerts in Seattle and New York in 2009. Since his popular rediscovery through a variety of releases on his own and other labels, as well as being hosted all over the world for concerts, Lubomyr Melnyk has successfully risen from obscurity and emerged as a welcome new entry in the history of contemporary classical music, as well as a vital performer for the 21st Century.


Tracks:

1) Marginal Invitation (8:11)

2) Corrosions on the Surface of Life (8:55)

3) Cloud Passade No. 3 (18:22)

Press:

ARTFORUM, Best of 2011

?Melnyk is a Ukrainian composer who has worked in obscurity and "shit poverty" (as he puts it) for more than forty years. This was only his third concert in New York. To try to describe Melnyk's music is to fall short of its virtuosity. He is debatably the fastest pianist in the world and has created his own "continuous music"--an exquisite layering of harmonic overtones and melodies. Waves of sound build, mix, vibrate, and rupture. The physical properties of his music are astounding; then to see it played, coming out of a piano being driven at top speed or almost possessed by a man whose arms seem to be more swimming than playing an instrument -- this is the kind of fix that I wait around New York for.?



ALL MUSIC GUIDE, FIVE STAR REVIEW (KMH: Piano Music in the Continuous Mode)

?Lubomyr Melnyk's music sounds like nothing else ... One of its most striking attributes is its rhythmic complexity, which makes playing it a major feat of virtuosity ... Melnyk's performance boggles the imagination -- this is the kind of contrapuntal complexity characteristic of Nancarrow's Studies for player piano, yet he manages to keep the multiple melodic lines distinct and regular ... Any fans of minimalism and maverick experimentalism with an immensely attractive sound should check out Melnyk's phenomenal performance of his unique music.?


 

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