Not Music Yet (Hospital Hill Recordings)

May 8, 2015

Zubin Kanga, Solo Piano

About the Album

In his first release for Hospital Hill, internationally acclaimed pianist, Zubin Kanga performs Not Music Yet for solo piano, a watercolour graphic score by leading Australian composer, David Young. Composed for Kanga in 2012, the work is featured on this disc in two versions, a 42-minute epic and a 7-minute miniature.

After making precise measurements of the watercolour score to calculate the timings and pitches of its features, Kanga created a unique, personal realisation. He draws on his considerable toolbox of extended techniques to interpret the three colours as three contrasting tableaux ranging from reflective intimacy to nervous chattering, to joyous brilliance to seemingly electronic immense walls of sound.  Recorded with incredible detail on a 102-key Stuart & Sons piano, Not Music Yet demonstrates the extraordinary variety of sounds that a single performer can draw from a piano.

Track List:

1. Long - Black 14:06
2. Long - White 14:03
3. Long - Blue 14:22
4. Short - Black 2:27
5. Short - White 2:21
6. Short - Blue 2:29

Kanga plays with authority, and arrays a rich palette of sonic colours... sheer listening pleasure.
-– Alistair Noble, The Music Trust