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ARTIST
TITLE
Seven
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
CA 21060CD CA 21060CD
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RELEASE DATE
12/28/2009

"Two of Cantaloupe Music's artists join forces to release a digital EP featuring 10 pieces composed by Don Byron and performed by Lisa Moore, 'New York's queen of avant-garde piano' (The New Yorker). The heart of the release Seven Etudes for Piano was a finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in Music. Byron says of Seven Etudes: 'One movement was inspired by a famous Picasso painting, Guernica; another movement was inspired by a long-forgotten ad campaign for a soft drink; another explores the rhythmic structure of the Wiener Waltz. Overall, the pianist/vocalist is asked to reveal her inner 'entertainer' as well as her mathematical musicianship.' 'I wrote Himm during the period where I discovered Black Gospel Culture,' says Byron of one of the other pieces that round out the EP. 'I was confirmed in the Lutheran Church, and the kind of religious philosophy and music I discovered in TD Jakes' preaching and Kirk Franklin's music surprised me. It was much more Dr. Phil than the 'unanswered suffering+heaven' formula I grew up with, and it's changed my life in many ways.'"