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Event Archive - A Place to Listen Presents:: R. Andrew Lee

Wed. April 15th 2015 James Bay United Church (All Ages)
7:10pm - 9:00pm doors at 6:45pm
$10 at the door only.
Presented by: A Place to Listen
A Place to Listen is thrilled to be hosting American pianist, R. Andrew Lee for the 7th concert of our season.

Andrew, whose playing has been described as “Zen link in its perfection”, often performs music that he describes as being “minimal” in nature:

“I am entranced by the invitation that minimal music offers the listener. Rather than pushing and pulling listeners through a piece - manipulating us (no matter how deftly) into some experience - minimal music presents an invitation to explore a musical space slowly and carefully. Where Beethoven gave us drama that touches our souls, for which we rightly praise him, minimal music gives us a sunset, and we gaze in wonder.”

Over the last few years, Andrew has released 7 cds devoted to large scale, minimal piano works by living experimental music composers, including Wandelweiser composers Jürg Frey and Eva-Maria Houben. Andrew’s cd Eva-Maria Houben: Piano Music made the New Yorker’s Top 10 Classical Recordings of 2013, and his recording of Dennis Johnson’s November was named Time Out NY’s #1 Classical CD of 2013.

Program Details:

Craig Shepard: December
Eva-Maria Houben: 6 Short Partitas (world premiere)
Jürg Frey: Klavierstück 2
Mark Hannesson: Memory Sustained


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R. Andrew Lee (Minimalist/Experimental)

Pianist R. Andrew Lee is one of the foremost interpreters of minimal music. He has been described as having “consistently impressive solo releases... asserting a vision of musical Minimalism far broader than the limited patch that abused term usually signifies.” (Steve Smith, New York Times), and his CD, Eva-Maria Houben: Piano Music, was chose... more info