Like Doing a Duet With a Ghost

Another terrific podcast from Q2 Music in New York, who make my favourite show, Meet the Composer. LPR Live has a simple premise: performances of contemporary works, along with interviews with the performers and (where possible) composers.

This week, in episode 4, Terry Riley’s exposed, precise Keyboard Study 1, one note at a time throughout, and Samuel Adams’ Shade Studies, almost an exact opposite, warm and rich with electronic resonance. They’re both performed by Sarah Cahill.