By David Peter Simon | January 3rd, 2013
An oldie but goodie from the always spectacular Peter Broderick and the Erased Tapes crew. I’ve been binging on this score conceived by Broderick for a modern dance by Adrienne Hart for a few weeks now. Like all of Broderick’s material, the tracks are so well-composed that this review practically wrote itself. It sounds like Steve Reich, only better.
The evocative violin pairs well with the piercing piano notes, and the strings move like a river in a valley of melting snow. It’s lovely music to listen to as the new year rolls in! Just wait for the turning point at 2:23 when it picks up speed, and 3:36 when the piano really kicks in. Close your eyes and imagine the beautiful movement of fingers gracing piano keys, bows striking string. This is what breathtaking sounds like.
Favorites in addition to this track are are “Electroconvulsive Shock” and “The Path to Recovery.” You can see a trailer for the dance on YouTube. If you haven’t yet checked out Broderick’s latest album, These Walls of Mine, I highly recommend you do.
You can start the new year right by binging on tracks like this over on Erased Tapes’ SoundCloud. Also, if you’re interested in learning more about Peter Broderick, I suggest you peak his website’s “About“ section. There’s an awesome FAQ answered in musical form by the artist himself. Sad to learn he doesn’t, and won’t, have a Twitter. He’d be entertaining to follow…