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Vicky Chow, Tristan Perich to Release 'Surface Image' on New Amsterdam Records Oct. 28; MoMA PS1 Launch Party Oct. 19

By Maria Jean Sullivan m.sullivan@classicalite.com on Sep 20, 2014 05:46 PM EDT

Vicky Chow is set to release her new album, Surface Image, via New Amsterdam Records on October 28. The LP features compositions from Tristan Perich.

The album-length composition for solo piano includes 40-channels of Perich's favored 1-bit electronics. In anticipation, New Amsterdam released a trailer with a performance clip serving as a visual to the handmade 1-bit electros.

Surface Image is Perich's first major release focused solely on his work and his first large-scale piano composition. He is perhaps better known for his 2004 release, 1-Bit Music, which was the first album ever released as a self-contained microchip embedded in a jewel case.

Canadian pianist Chow has premiered works by several iconic composers including Steve Reich and Bryce Dessner. She is also a member of the famed Bang on a Can All-Stars.

True fans will know that Chow recently created a brilliant arrangement of "The Rite of Spring" for solo piano.

Surface Image premiered in February of 2013 at Roulette--one of Classicalite's favorite venues--in Brooklyn, NY. During the live performances, Chow's piano was connected to cables and circuit boards which powered one of the 40 loudspeakers handwired by Perich to serve as his electric orchestra.

Later, the work was recorded at EMPAC's sound studio by producer Argeo Ascani and mix engineer Jeffrey Svatek.

The album release show will be at MoMA PS1 on October 19.

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