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Ross Bolleter: Night Kitchen

Read "Night Kitchen" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

Ross Bolleter delivers on a promise he never made but has always suggested, throughout his long and distinguished musical career. On Night Kitchen--a reference to a crepuscular event with the ruined pianos in question--he succeeds in producing what should go down in the history of music as an amazing document that furthers the cause of improvised music. The music of Bolleter's ruined pianos possess an element of surprise; even if their sound is a fixed feature--as characterized by the finality ...

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Ross Bolleter: Secret Sandhills and Satellites

Read "Secret Sandhills and Satellites" reviewed by John Eyles

For the uninitiated--which includes most of us, I would guess--this album is at once intriguing, fascinating and educational. Subtitled “for ruined pianos and pianos on the edge of ruin, it features Ross Bolleter, co-founder of WARPS (World Association for Ruined Piano Studies), who recorded all of these pieces on ruined pianos at locations in his native Australia. (All of these pieces were originally released on CD-R by WARPS.)

In his extensive sleeve notes, Bolleter writes that a piano is Ruined ...


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