The music on Corridor, written between 2009 and 2010, combines material composed using musical processes and games - different ways of building up, breaking down, transforming and juxtaposing patterns - with improvised passages.
Sometimes improvisation is used for raw material. For example, "In rain and light" is composed by looping and juxtaposing fragments drawn from one short passage in a piano improvisation. Other pieces are wholly or partially improvised, using a musical process for guidance, or as a foil.
These pieces are connected to a breadth of minimal and ambient music that I love, and sometimes also to the canons and melodies of children's music. Since I am a pianist, pianos, sometimes warped, often appear as characters. And the music is generally very quiet. In fact, two of the tracks ("Sleeping monsters lie" and "Zen baby") are lullabies, and those are the ones with the drums.
Corridor is dedicated to the memory of Marc Gaspard.
released November 7, 2013
(Originally released November, 2010.)
All music composed and performed by Tom DePlonty.
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