Lisa Moore “The Stone People” – a CD release concert
“the stone people who live in the wind”
“New York’s queen of avant-garde piano” (The New Yorker) – aka Lisa Moore – releases her new solo Cantaloupe Music CD The Stone People. “This superb pianist” (The New York Times) will perform music from the her disc – tunes by John Luther Adams, Martin Bresnick, Missy Mazzoli, Kate Moore and Julia Wolfe. The Stone People is about who we are, where we are, how we relate to each other and to the natural world. TimeOut NY calls Lisa “the wonderfully lyrical pianist”. So come, listen and celebrate the birth of a new recording. It’s earthy, it’s elemental, it’s essential.
The Stone People on Cantaloupe Music
The Stone People CD music:
John Luther Adams: Tukiliit
John Luther Adams: Among Red Mountains
John Luther Adams: Nunataks
Martin Bresnick: Ishi’s Song
Missy Mazzoli: Orizzonte
Kate Moore: Sliabh Beagh
Julia Wolfe: Earring
Julia Wolfe: Compassion
Frederic Rzewski: Piano Piece no. 4 (bonus track, available on-line only)
This disc, The Stone People, takes its name from a piece by John Luther Adams. His “Tukiliit” is subtitled “the stone people who live in the wind” and Lisa’s decision to focus on Tukiliit became the organizing principle for the rest of this recording. John’s music is ruggedly elemental, using very restrained materials as a way of probing some of our most fundamental human truths. Who we are. Where we are. How we relate to each other. How we relate to the natural world. His pieces are stark explorations of humankind in its most elemental state, and this CD brings together, for the first time, his complete acoustic music for solo piano. The composers on this recording all share these concerns because they are all composer-explorers. Martin Bresnick’s reliquary for a song sung by Ishi, the last surviving member of a Native American tribe, who died without telling anyone what the words meant. Julia Wolfe’s commitment to an elemental human value. Kate Moore’s exploration of her Irish-Australian heritage. Missy Mazzoli’s pursuit of the unattainable horizon. The mysteries echo down through the ages. Who we are. Where we are. How we relate to each other. How we relate to the natural world. – David Lang
Lisa Moore official site
John Luther Adams official site
Martin Bresnick official site
Missy Mazzoli official site
Kate Moore official site
Julia Wolfe official site
Seated: $20 advance, $25 day of show
Standing: $15 advance, $20 day of show
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This event will be streamed live online through LPR’s streaming channel, beginning at 7:30pm.
Lisa Moore “The Stone People” – a CD release concert
Lisa Moore – piano
The New York Times writes ‘Lisa Moore, an Australian pianist long based in and around New York, has always been a natural, compelling storyteller. TimeOut New York describes her as ‘the wonderfully lyrical pianist’.
Lisa Moore has nine solo discs (Cantaloupe, Orange Mountain Music, Tall Poppies) ranging from Leoš Janáçek to Philip Glass. Her latest solo disc The Stone People (Cantaloupe) features the music of John Luther Adams, Martin Bresnick, Missy Mazzoli, Kate Moore and Julia Wolfe. Lisa Moore has recorded over thirty collaborative discs (Sony, Nonesuch, DG, BMG, New World, ABC Classics, Albany, New Albion, Starkland, Harmonia Mundi). Music for Eighteen Musicians (Harmonia Mundi) with Ensemble Signal was placed on The New York Times “Best Classical Music Recording 2015” list.
Lisa Moore performs solo globally and collaborates with a large and diverse range of musicians, ensembles and artists – groups such as the London Sinfonietta, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Steve Reich Ensemble, New York City Ballet, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the American Composers Orchestra. She is a member of Grand Band, Ensemble Signal, TwoSense and the Paul Dresher Double Duo. Her festival guest appearances include Lincoln Center, BAM Next Wave, Crash Dublin, Graz, Rome, Turin, Aspen, Tanglewood, Huddersfield, Paris d’Automne, Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, BBC Proms, Southbank, Uzbekistan, Leningrad, Moscow, Lithuania, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Israel and Warsaw.
The New Yorker crowned Lisa Moore ‘New York’s queen of avant-garde piano’. From 1992-2008 Lisa Moore was the founding pianist for the Bang On A Can All-Stars and winner of Musical America’s 2005 Ensemble of the Year Award. Lisa has worked with composers ranging from Iannis Xenakis, Elliot Carter, Milton Babbitt, Philip Glass and Frederic Rzewski to Ornette Coleman, David Lang, Meredith Monk, Thurston Moore, Hannah Lash and Martin Bresnick.
Lisa Moore is a Steinway artist. She has performed in some of the world’s greatest concert halls – La Scala, the Musikverein, the Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall and the Royal Albert Hall. As a concerto soloist Moore has performed with the London Sinfonietta, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Wesleyan Orchestra and Sumarsam Gamelan, Albany, Sydney, Tasmania, Thai and Canberra Symphony Orchestras, Philharmonia Virtuosi and the Queensland Philharmonic – under the batons of Bradley Lubman, Richard Mills, Reinbert de Leeuw, Pierre Boulez, Jorge Mester, Angel Gil-Ordonez and Edo de Waart.
As an artistic curator Moore produced Australia’s Canberra International Music Festival 2008 Sounds Alive series, importing artists from around the world for 10 days of events at the Street Theatre.
Lisa Moore grew up in Australia and London. She studied piano at the Sydney Conservatorium, the University of Illinois, Eastman School of Music, SUNY Stonybrook and in Paris with Yvonne Loriod. Lisa Moore won the silver medal in the 1981 Carnegie Hall International American Music Competition and moved to New York City in 1985. Lisa Moore teaches at Wesleyan University and at Yale’s summer Norfolk Festival New Music Workshop. She is also a regular guest at the Australian National Academy of Music in Melbourne.
For more Moore please visit: Lisa Moore’s official site
photo credit: Tim Moore