Thollem Mcdonas: Meeting At The Parting Place at An Die Musik Live
Nicole Connelly uploaded this event on September 3, 2016
Wed, September 21, 2016
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"fearless experimentation...super-human handwork" - Brad Cohan, New York City Jazz Record
"transforms 88 keys into texturally staggering ensemble." - Detroit Metro Times
"endless worlds of possibility" - J. Lawrence, Columbia Free Times
Listening to Thollem McDonas play the piano is an astonishing experience. He has an innate ability to compose transcendent music using the piano as his expressive voice and to explore the depth and range of the instrument like no one else. Meeting At The Parting Place will take you on journeys across varied landscapes that flow effortlessly from one to the next — somehow emerging logically even in their unpredictability. Thollem creates a spectacular tapestry of different colored sounds reflecting his awareness, study and assimilation of countless influences. In Terry Riley’s own words, Thollem McDonas is ‘a true original'. - Joan Jeanrenaud, Composer, Cellist (Kronos Quartet cellist 1978-98)...