Ivory Duo Piano Ensemble: Elements Of London

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‘A totally enchanting album of distinctive new music. Engaging, evocative and finely-structured pieces by Hugh Shrapnel and John Lewis are performed with elegance and panache by Ivory Duo Piano Ensemble.’ – Sarah Walker (BBC Radio 3 presenter)

 

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About this release

Influenced by minimalism and jazz blues, the piano duets present an exciting mix of driving rhythms contrasted by lyrical writing. Hugh Shrapnel’s compelling narrative stems from London and its history, whereas John Lewis’ chemical elements are used to create highly reactive, even explosive music.

CD Booklet
  • Square Blues - Hugh Shrapnel
  • Niobium - John Lewis
  • Ladywell Station - Hugh Shrapnel
  • Lewisham Market - Hugh Shrapnel
  • Chlorine - John Lewis
  • Praseodymium - John Lewis
  • 3rd Lamp post in Tressillian Road - Hugh Shrapnel
  • At the Rivol - Hugh Shrapnel
  • Hunt Hunt - Hugh Shrapnel
  • Bromine - John Lewis
  • Cerium - John Lewis
  • Mercury - John Lewis
  • In memory of Jane Clousen - Hugh Shrapnel
  • The Lewisham People's Commission - Hugh Shrapnel
  • Fluorine - John Lewis
  • Creekside - Hugh Shrapnel
  • Phosphorus - John Lewis
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Programme Notes

Square Blues
This is the first of a set of four duets written for the Shrapnel/Lewis Piano Duo. These pieces are a reflection of my love of jazz and, as befits a ‘square’ classical musician a more or less complete lack of ‘swing’. Read more

Notes by Hugh Shrapnel and John Lewis.

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Production Credits

Catalogue number CR055
Piano Steinway & Sons
Engineering & Editing Adaq Khan
Mastering Adaq Khan
Recording Location Air Edel Recording Studios
Programme Notes Hugh Shrapnel & John Lewis
Artist Photography Marte Lundby Rekaa
Cover Image Zara Wilkins
Creative Director Mike Cooter
Executive Producer Adrian Green

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