TRISTAN PERICH : Surface Image (2013)
Evening length work for solo piano and 40 1-bit electronics.
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The Brooklyn Rail: 2014 Best Music in the Classical Tradition
The Bandcamp Blog: "With its overlapping patterns, static harmonies, and relentless repetition—not to mention its unbroken, hour-plus length—Surface Image might easily be seen as a 21st-century companion to the minimalist classics of the 1960s."
Wondering Sound: "A brilliant, glittering web of piano and 1-bit electronics."
Rhapsody: "gorgeous...played by the virtuoso Vicky Chow"
Feast of Music: "a masterpiece of (Post)Romantic proportions: an epic struggle between man and machine, pushing the piano beyond the limits of playability. There are moments of breakneck virtuosity and profound lyricism, beauty and menace. It is both an alien landscape and one that's eerily familiar."
Q2's Album of the Week-"Microcosmic fascination aside, Surface Image's power comes from the sublime, sheer power of its whole...creates a universe all its own."
Tiny Mix Tapes: "The depth gathered in just the first nine minute bulk of Surface Image alone is brilliantly wearing, folding pixels and wires over themselves in a dizzying manner to smooth and lull."
Molars: "one of the most exciting pieces of music I've heard in a long time."
Gapplegate Classical - Modern Music Review