LUDOVICO EINAUDI (b.1955): Fly for Piano, Loops and Electric Guitars, Ascolta for Cello, Piano and Loops, Svanire for Cello and Orchestra, for Piano and Orchestra: Divenire, Primavera (Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Robert Ziegler), for Piano and Loops: Uno, Andare, Rose, L'origine Nascosta, Solo Piano: Monday, Oltremare, Ritornare.
Catalogue Number: 07K107
Reference: CD 035
Description: These works, mostly based around the composer's piano playing, fall somewhere along the ambient-minimalist-new age arc. Exclusively tonal and overwhelmingly consonant, they employ studio techniques more commonly found in non-classical genres. Where the composer fills out his textures with orchestral material and introduces some elements of dramatic conflict there is some similarity to the works of film composers such as Craig Armstrong; indeed, Einaudi has composed music for film himself. Instantly accessible, undemanding and easy to listen to. Ludovico Einaudi (piano), Marco Decimo (cello).