Michael Vincent Waller
CD on Recital, Sept. 8, 2017
R. Andrew Lee (piano)
Seth Parker Woods (cello)
Trajectories is the second full-length album by Michael Vincent Waller, featuring pianist R. Andrew Lee and cellist Seth Parker Woods. The album will be released on September 8th, 2017, on Sean McCann’s Los Angeles based label, Recital. The CD edition includes photography by Phill Niblock, liner notes by "Blue" Gene Tyranny, and mastered by Denis Blackham.
Michael Vincent Waller is an American composer based in New York City. His music has been described as lyrical and introspective, drawing inspiration from impressionism, post-minimalism and world music. The work situates these familiar elements within decidedly unconventional and individual frameworks.
Waller's practice has been cultivated through private study with La Monte Young, Bunita Marcus, and with Elizabeth Hoffman as an undergrad at NYU. He has since collaborated with a number of noted soloists and ensembles including S.E.M. Ensemble, Ensemble Dedalus, String Noise, and members of the FLUX Quartet. In 2015, Phill Niblock's XI Records launched Waller's acclaimed 2-disc recorded debut, The South Shore, which compiles a number of solo and chamber works spanning 2011-2014.
Compared to Waller's debut, which offered a panorama of different instrumentation and approaches, Trajectories is more introspective and focused, working only with piano and cello through a personal language that is often intricate and spacious.
Pianist R. Andrew Lee is renowned for his performances of minimalist work. He has released twelve albums, including many long-form piano recordings on his label Irritable Hedgehog, including November by Dennis Johnson, which was selected by Time Out New York as the best classical recording of 2013.
Cellist Seth Parker Woods has established a diverse career that straddles the worlds of classical, contemporary, electronics and performance art. He worked with artists ranging from Heinz Holier, G.F. Haas, and Klaus Lang to Peter Gabriel, Sting, and Aldo Tambellini.