You Might Think all the Bells of the Vatican Have Entered Your Skull - It's all Stars and Rainbows

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Renowned pianist Joshua Pierce and innovative composer Michael Harrison have teamed to bring America into a bold new age of melodious music.

Following a series of major accolades,renowned pianist Joshua Pierce and inventive composer Michael Harrison have officially joined forces, to bring the magic of 'Revelations' the “break-through” composition that has brought audiences to its feet in major cities on both coasts, to all the cities of America. Meeting at the offices of Bracken Artists International in Palisades, NY, May 23, they agreed to a national tour to begin in September.

Joshua Pierce, a multi-Grammy Award nominee who has been called “...exciting and brilliant” and “vigorously virtuosic” by the New York Times and Michael Harrison,who has been widely hailed for his innovative composition, recently returned from Los Angeles where Pierce played the 90 minute 'Revelations' to a wildly enthusiastic audience at this year’s Microfest.. “A sonic bomb,” wrote LA Times critic Mark Swed,” might think all the bells of the Vatican have entered your skull... ‘Revelations’ has, for instance, four Youngian ‘tone clouds,’each louder, more vibrant than the last. By the hallucinatory end, it’s all stars and rainbows.”

'Revelations' is a revolution in piano. It is performed on a “harmonically tuned piano” that evokes poignant melody, rich harmony and multi-layered rhythmic patterns. It is technically adept and deeply emotional. Amanda MacBlane of New York Press expresses it well. “Often it sounds as if there is a whole orchestra of acoustic and electronic instruments accompanying the piano. Literal waves of sound wash over the audience...and after sitting through 90 minutes of this tuning, regular pianos seem colorless.”

Following each performance of 'Revelations' Michael Harrison will appear to discuss the dramatic new changes the easily tuned “harmonically tuned piano” can bring to music.    

Bracken Artists International has been engaged by Joshua Pierce and Michael Harrison and may be reached at 845-359-1765.

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Don Bracken
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