INTERPRETATIONS: JB Floyd: New Music for Yamaha Disklavier; Raphael Mostel: Intimate, Acoustic

Thursday, November 20, 2008. 8:30 pm

INTERPRETATIONS: JB Floyd: New Music for Yamaha Disklavier; Raphael Mostel: Intimate, Acoustic

Thursday, November 20, 2008. 8:30 pm

JB Floyd is a masterful pianist in his own right, but this concert features his works for the Yamaha Disklavier, a MIDI-powered player-piano, which enables Floyd to take his pianistic virtuosity to new compositional and improvisational heights. This program will feature a piece with the setting of a new poem by Daniel Abdul-Hayy Moore. Working exclusively with acoustic and deliberately spare means.

Raphael Mostel has been described as “one of New York’s original composers”. Mostel will present a rare solo performance of intimate works for piano and spoken word, featuring previews of his “Letter to Benoit Mandelbrot” and “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Bela.”

Thomas Buckner, baritone