Sometimes the online world reveals unsuspected parallel dimensions. This is an unknown restyle of Neural independently (and secretly as we never knew about it) made by NY-based Motion and Graphic Designer, Clarke Blackham. Very nicely made, perhaps only a bit glossier for the magazine’s line, it testifies once more how even your most familiar outcomes can have another life somewhere else.
CD – Mutable
Mutable Music The first scores of “Another Time and Place” offer flowing, tranquil piano variations, rhythmic chords, a host of melodies and some slightly jazzy influences. The structures in “Solos And Sequences I”, a composition that dates back to 1999, gradually become more mobile and charming thanks to a complex series of notes that, like in an imperious stream of consciousness, are unraveled “in bunches”, outside the scope of predictable musical patterns. The piano used by the Maestro is a Yamaha Disklavier, a very high quality instrument that uses an electromechanical solenoid and optical sensors linked to a LED – a very elaborate technology and by no means “natural”. The Disklavier Pro version from more than thirteen years ago uses the MIDI protocol and allows for diverse levels of speed and sound. In the latest versions it implements additional operating systems that reproduce the features provided by remote controls Tablet PDA/ PC. JB Floyd absolutely masters his instrument, mindful of arpeggios, atonal passages, harmonies and the boogie-woogie piano tradition. His touch is inspired and sensitive to every nuance, and he receives vigorous applause at the end of the performance.