T.J. Borden & Luke Martin “If You Need to Stand Up or Move About” CD


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With two, long take, improvised sonatas, one for cello and one for piano, T.J. Borden (New York) and Luke Martin (Minnesota) capsize the discipline of and orthodox attitudes toward chamber music with their first recorded production together, ‘if you need to stand up or move about.’ Resisting temptations to abandon form with instrumentation not regularly identified with classical music, impulses are reined by studied considerations of narrative, resulting in two thoughtful, yet aggressive works that will challenge pre-conceived expectations of pitch, harmony, and cadence — those attributes here replaced by movements of energy (broadband) and their relationships with individual frequencies (narrowband). CD comes housed in full colour, 4-panel digipak.