FLOWFORMS: music by Richard Emsley
Emsley's music relates to time... and timelessness. To Kantian philosophy... to conceptual thought... to noumenal reality. In simpler terms, music itself can transcend time, being the universal language of Pythagoras and modern science - the Divine Art. Played by Topologies, one of the UK's foremost contemporary music ensembles, and featuring Ian Pace on solo piano tracks.
|playing time: 75.29
direct sale price: $12.99
audio sample: extract from "...from swerve of shore to bend of bay..."
|review extracts: for full reviews click here|
|“This is an attractive Emsley collection that provides a more or less complete portrait of the composer's identity. It is intriguing enough to keep the listener alert and surprised by the technical wizardry of composer and performers.” - Patric Standford (Music & Vision)|
|“Here is a real one-off composer and this intriguing programme in celebration of his 50th birthday last year is a perfect introduction to his various moods. Excellent playing by Ian Pace and the Topologies ensemble, well recorded by David Lefeber as one can take for granted with Metier.” - Peter Grahame Woolf (Classical London)|
|“Pace's performances make a powerful case for these works. Two fine ensemble works complete the disc.” – Philip Clarke (The Wire)|
|“This release is a typical Metier product offering a fairly comprehensive composer's portrait performed by dedicated players who have long been involved in Emsley's demanding but thought-provoking music. No light easy stuff, but well worth the effort.” - Hubert Culot (MusicWeb)|