HAVE YOU HEARD AVANT-GARDE MAESTRO CHRISTOPHER LAPINA?
 

HAVE YOU HEARD AVANT-GARDE MAESTRO CHRISTOPHER LAPINA?

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HAVE YOU HEARD AVANT-GARDE MAESTRO CHRISTOPHER LAPINA?    08:16 on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

ElizabethB
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You might want to listen to samples of ECLECTIC EVE, the new CD by Christopher Lapina, because it has some fascinating music on it.

Lapina has a background performing in pop and soul bands, playing with old-school hit-makers Martha Reeves and B.J. Thomas, carefully examining modern classical music, studying under avant-garde composer Harold Budd in college, and writing music for stage plays.

Lapina composed and produced the 12 tunes on the album and plays piano, synthesizer, prepared piano or percussion on every piece except the lone vocal number. Prepared piano is best described as placing various objects next to the strings on a piano, and then striking those objects with either a mallet or the keyboard hammers to turn the piano into a percussion instrument.

You will not believe the unbelievable variety of sounds and styles on this album. There is new age, very modern classical, light jazz, spacey electronica, wordless vocals on one piece, and some far-out guitar playing. If you like albums that sound the same start to finish, go elsewhere. If you like a bunch of eclectic music so you have no idea what comes next, tune in.

   

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