(PRWEB) May 25, 2005
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 Âbreak-throughÂ 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 Â...exciting and brilliantÂ and Âvigorously virtuosicÂ 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 yearÂs Microfest.. ÂA sonic bomb,Â wrote LA Times critic Mark Swed,Â...you might think all the bells of the Vatican have entered your skull... ÂRevelationsÂ has, for instance, four Youngian Âtone clouds,Âeach louder, more vibrant than the last. By the hallucinatory end, itÂs all stars and rainbows.Â
'Revelations' is a revolution in piano. It is performed on a Âharmonically tuned pianoÂ 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. ÂOften 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.Â
Following each performance of 'Revelations' Michael Harrison will appear to discuss the dramatic new changes the easily tuned Âharmonically tuned pianoÂ 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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