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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Jeri-Mae G. Astolfi, Here (And There): Music for Piano and Electronics

The pianoforte and electronics can be an especially resonant combination, the richness of the piano timbre complementing the electronic part for a full sonic universe. That is, of course, if the music is well conceived. On Here (And There) (Innova 846), a program centered around the impressive pianism of Jeri-Mae G. Astolfi, it most certainly is.

Six compositions are included, mostly mid-length works by Phillip Schroeder, Ed Martin, Jeff Herriott, Brian Belet, Tom Lopez, and Jim Fox.

These are sonic, thoughtful modernist/pomo works in the Grand Tradition, meaning that they seek to create musical significance and often a complete, almost orchestral sound world though carefully "orchestrated" electronic parts and expressive, well-integrated piano writing.

The music is seminal; Jeri-Mae G. Astolfi has an extraordinary presence, a brilliance, that goes a long way to making this an outstanding program.


  1. Congratulations Admin! Thank you so much for taking the time to share this exciting information.

  2. Hello Tom,

    Thank you. In case you didn't know, my name is not Admin. If you are a robot, you are in need of adjustment--or perhaps my name is indeed Admin! I am glad you think the information is exciting. How? You are excited about music for piano and electronics, is that it? Your link leads to an "account suspended" page. I hope it is a legitimate, legal music site! It is not the policy of this Admin guy to advocate anything illegal on my blogsites. But thanks!