Expanded PianoCat.No: Release Date: 11.04.2019 /
“Expanded Piano” is a recording of a live performance by Stavros Gasparatos, commissioned for the EMPAC (the art venue of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute of Troy, NY). It was recorded during a unique live show on November 27th 2014, with Stavros Gasparatos alone on stage. The 24 channel original recording was mixed to stereo for this album, though a surround sound version is available for download.
“Expanded Piano” also goes beyond its rules and technology, as Stavros Gasparatos does not only execute a concept, but creates a touching and highly evocative art piece. From the opening “Vincent” to the building energy of the closing “Scrape”, the album finds its place in today’s emotional piano-based music and seduces its listener as much with its beauty as with its abstractions.