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Released February 22nd, 2011
For just intonation piano and sine wave drones.
Aqua Madora comes from a special place and time for me. A turning point in my work, this composition contains most of what I had been working on up to this point: the early lessons from my rāga studies with La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela, my rhythmic techniques from my time as a percussionist; and contains much of where I am heading now: the integrated sine wave drones, the prime harmonics, the space and time. Since sitting down and playing the first notes in early 2006, this has been one of my favorite pieces. Each performance was a journey into a new and deeper sound world. The New York City performance recorded here was transformative: I performed on a truly remarkable piano and the recording turned out fantastically.
Includes the Composition:
Top Ten in Textura | 2011
Aqua Madora selected as a top ten release of 2011
"Not many recordings include a credit for the piano tuner, but in the case of Randy Gibson's Aqua Madora, it seems entirely appropriate..."
Aqua Madora Released | 2011
Christian Carey reviews Aqua Madora for Sequenza 21
"An aside: I wasn't the only one in the house to be floored by the piece. Our tabby cat, Happy, comes running every time I put it on, and blisses out between the speakers."
Aqua Madora © Randy Gibson 2005-2008
Recorded live in concert at the Gene Frankel Theatre, New York City
Randy Gibson – Just intonation Estonia 190 piano, tuning design, electronics
Piano tuner – Kaz Tsujio
Recording engineer – Mike Rugnetta
Video and choreography that accompanied this performance – Ana Baer-Carrillo
Choreography and dancer in the video – Dani Beauchamp
Produced by Avant Media
Recorded and mastered by Mike Rugnetta
Images abstracted from the performance video by Ana Baer-Carrillo
Designed by Oscar H Scott
Published by Golightly Music (ASCAP)