Matthew Bourne - Irrealis

Matthew Bourne - Irrealis

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Matthew Bourne follows 2017’s Isotach album, and recent collaborations with Keeley Forsyth and Nightports, with a collection of prepared piano pieces.

Irrealis was recorded in a single session, each take played as live without any overdubs. Having taught himself the basics of prepared piano by throwing confectionary into his school’s instrument, elements of these experimentations played a key role in Bourne’s early performances. This culminated in an infamous
performance piece which saw the explosive musical demolition of an upright piano with a sledgehammer.

Far from the staid academic process the discipline is often approached with, Irrealis sees a restless improvisational musician explore the possibilities of his instrument with a box of nuts, bolts and Blu-Tak, and a sense of playfulness and spontaneity.

Artist: Matthew Bourne
Label: The Leaf Label
Catalogue: BAY117V
Barcode: 843190011711
Format: LP
Release Date: 27th May 2022
                               

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