Kurt Frederick Fischer | Piano Breaking

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Piano Breaking

by Kurt Frederick Fischer

Piano Breaking is a collection of solo piano music performed by Kurt Frederick Fischer. The piano was muted with felt to change its tone and pickups were installed for delay effects resulting in a set of calming, meditative music.
Genre: New Age: Solo Instrumental
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1. Percussive Continuum
7:13 album only
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2. A Small Prayer
4:34 album only
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3. Staccato Reflections
7:02 album only
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4. It Forces Through You
8:35 album only
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5. My Friend Visible
7:02 album only
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6. Folk Song in C Major
5:54 album only
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7. Melancholy Repetition
4:19 album only
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8. Rolling Pattern
5:38 album only
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9. Aloft Daydream
5:58 album only
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Recorded by Justin Green and Matt Haapala at Toy Car Studios in Eau Claire, WI. The tone of the Yamaha U2 piano was prepared using the felt practice mute placed in front of the hammers. Further muting was done by installing felt strips between the strings so that only a single string was free to vibrate for each note. For the delay effects, Helpinstill pickups were installed and routed through a Roland MX1 mixer. Microphones were placed in front of the strings, angled downward to capture percussiveness of the action and record mechanical noise of the action.

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