Study of the Invisible

IF 1070CD IF 1070CD

French pianist Vanessa Wagner continues her exploration of the minimalist repertoire by introducing her audience to pieces, many rare or unpublished, by acclaimed composers, young pianists, and genre-bending personalities from the ambient and electronic scenes. In France or even Europe, Vanessa Wagner is practically the only "classical" pianist to tackle this contemporary and timeless repertoire. Study of The Invisible features interpretations of pieces by a spectrum of composers that includes Suzanne Ciani, Harold Budd, David Lang, Bryce Dessner, and Phillip Glass. Described by Le Monde as "the most delightfully singular pianist of her generation," and by Libération as "one of the most curious and captivating pianists on the French scene," Vanessa Wagner is able to balance parallel careers. As well as performing a classic solo, chamber and concert repertoire on stages all over the world, through her output on InFiné she is continuously exploring paths that are equally personal, but perhaps more intimate. Study of the Invisible sees her breaking new ground in a musical tradition, in a way that no other "classical" pianist in France and Europe currently does. Often described as "minimalist", it's a musical tradition that covers a multitude of singular styles and musical personalities and that spans generations. Study of the Invisible seeks out the mysterious world that lives behind the score, the imperceptible links that unite these silences and harmonies, but also the inner resources that this music can bring to light. With this record and this journey, whose apparent melancholy ultimately proves to be powerfully comforting, Vanessa Wagner continues to give a new scale to a music which proves to be above all radiant and luminous. Also features compositions by Brian Eno, Roger Eno, Julia Wolfe, Caroline Shaw, Moondog, Timo Andres, Peter Garland, Nico Muhly, Ezio Bosso, and Melaine Dalibert.