/
  • Compact Disc (CD)

    Comes in a lovely folded card case, with artwork by Biz Cook, 12-page program book.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Glimmering Webs via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days

     $10 USD or more

     

  • Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

     $1 USD  or more

     

about

Here are a few things about this piece, which, listening for them the first time through, might spice up the experience a bit: The piece falls into a kind of pattern: fast (or at least dense) for a while - empty space - majesterial stasis - whispy mysterious lament tune, dying away; return (sort of) to the opening material - move to the center. There is a lot of exploration of resonance in the piece--use of middle pedal and sustain pedal in various combinations to hold chords and colors through. There is also a lot of dense, overlapping counterpoint going on in various parts, and I sometimes wondered if it was worth it to have that sort of material on such a homogeneous instrument like the piano. But, as Shiau-Uen was recording this work in the studio, I realized that this almost-impossible density of counterpoint really made for an audible experience, created a wild spindly tangliness which brought me great joy to hear.

credits

from Glimmering Webs, released January 8, 2016
Shiau-Uen Ding, piano

tags

license

all rights reserved

feeds

feeds for this album, this artist

about

Christopher Bailey Boston, Massachusetts

Born outside of Philadelphia, PA, Christopher Bailey is currently based in Boston, but frequently participates in musical events in New York City. His music explores a variety of musical threads, including microtonality, acousmatic and concrète sounds, serialist junk sculpture, ornate musical details laid out in flat forms, and constrained improvisation. ... more

contact / help

Contact Christopher Bailey

Streaming and
Download help