WALLER, MICHAEL VINCENT - Moments
Liner notes by Tim Rutherford-Johnson and “Blue” Gene Tyranny. Mastered by Denis Blackham for digital and compact disc. Mastered and cut for vinyl by Rashad Becker. Cover art by Phill Niblock with graphic design by Robert Beatty.
Michael Vincent Waller is an American concert music composer based in New York City. Waller's practice has been cultivated through private study with La Monte Young, Bunita Marcus, and Elizabeth Hoffman, with whom he worked as an undergrad at NYU. He has since collaborated with a number of noted soloists and ensembles including R. Andrew Lee, Stephane Ginsburgh, Dante Boon, the S.E.M. Ensemble, String Noise, and Ensemble Dedalus. In 2015 Phill Niblock's XI Records launched Waller's acclaimed recorded debut, The South Shore, which compiles a number of short solo and chamber works spanning 2011-2014. In 2017, he released Trajectories, on Recital, featuring R. Andrew Lee and Seth Parker Woods.
Andrew Lee is one of the foremost interpreters of minimal music for the piano. Lee received his DMA in Piano Performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music, where he studied under the direction of Prof. John McIntyre. Lee currently teaches at Regis University in Denver, Colorado. The intersection of minimal music and temporality is a primary research interest for Lee. He has presented papers and lecture-recitals internationally, and his writing has been published by Divergence Press. He has recorded thirteen albums for Irritable Hedgehog Music and Recital, including the premiere recording of Dennis Johnson’s five-hour minimalist epic, November.
William Winant has collaborated with some of the most innovative and creative musicians of our time, including John Cage, Iannis Xenakis, Pierre Boulez, and Frank Zappa. Winant received a B.F.A. from York University in 1978 and an M.F.A. from Mills College in 1982. He has recorded and toured worldwide with his own groups including Room (with Chris Brown and Larry Ochs), Challenge (with Anthony Braxton and David Rosenboom), Wake (with Frank Gratkowski and Chris Brown), and the Abel/Steinberg/Winant Trio. In 2014 he received a Grammy nomination for his recording of John Cage’s 27' 10.554” on MicroFest Records. In 2016, Winant was recognized by the Foundation of Contemporary Arts for his groundbreaking work as a contemporary percussionist.” - Unseen Worlds.
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