Open Window |
While better known for his electronic textures,
Robert Rich often includes piano solos during his
live concerts. Open Window documents his
improvisational approach to acoustic piano, with
influences ranging from Alan Hovhannes, G.I.
Gurdjieff and Erik Satie to Terry Riley and Keith
Rich chose to record Open Window on his own 1925
vintage A.B. Chase baby grand, an instrument with a
more intimate sound than a full-size concert piano.
Over a period of two months, he kept a daily schedule
of piano improvisation, with microphones set up to
record at all times. The pieces selected here reflect
special moments during this concentrated period. These
were the moments when effort vanished, and the music
seemed to write itself.