Don't Push The Piano Around

by Florian Wittenburg

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“Fraaie stukken en mooi gespeeld door Sebastiaan.
Geslaagd project, kortom!", Nico Huibregts (composer, pianist, painter)

“I’d love to play it on my radio program”, Dean Suzuki (KPFA San Francisco)

But what about the music you ask? The music is very good, but in terms of say the development of classical piano music since the time of say WA Mozart to, well, Wittenburg and where the latter
stands in that tradition, I have no idea. More Satie than Mozart I would think, with mostly contemplative tunes, quiet and introspective with much space between the notes. Excellent music for a quiet day..", Frans de Waard (Vital Weekly)

“It is quite lovely; I am already for a good many years a fan of Philip Glass' music and I find Florian's pieces very "Glassy" in an abstract but not imitative way, so I am quite happy.
Thank you both for the gift of this wonderful music,", Steve Wolff (Listener)

“I couldn't consistently create good radio without these amazing sounds and words", Lauren Camp (KSFR Santa Fe Radio)

“The tone of the disc is reminiscent of the ECM releases, with a slightly more classical connection. Wittenburg has studied and written in a more modern classical zone than would generally be associate with jazz, but is situated comfortably in company with some ECM discs", Dave Rogers (WTJU)

“De muziek lijkt nog spaarzamer geworden. Wat resteert is de schetsmatige contour van een soort pure salonmuziek. Alle ballast is overboord gegooid, slechts de essentie resteert – of nog iets minder zelfs...Als de cd is afgelopen resteren suizende moleculen.", Eddy Determeyer (Draai om je oren)

“Alle lof voor pianist Sebastiaan Oosthout, die zich op fantastische wijze heeft ingeleefd in Wittenburgs klankwereld. Al met al is dit een zeer verrassende cd met heel veel muziek van de stilte. Gelukkig is Florian Wittenburg een componist die daarmee nu eens niet appelleert aan de smaak van een groot publiek, maar die geheel onafhankelijk een klankenuniversum schept dat - voor wie er voor open staat - een bijzondere ontdekking kan zijn.", Christo Lelie (Piano Bulletin)

“Wittenburg is highly creative and takes his artistic inspiration from everything around him. As a composer, he revels in playing with patterns and sequences. Whether animal sounds, words, or the spelling of a name, Wittenburg is quick to place his subject into changing structures where he plays with progressions and variants.", The Whole Note

“This CD by Florian Wittenburg, a German composer, is really beautiful and offers some piano compositions with strong preferences to Chopin, Satie, Cage and Feldman. On this occasion Wittenburg entrusts the performance to the capable hand of Sebastiaan Oosthout, a Dutchman, who intervenes directly with electronic manipulations only in Quotes Part 6. The references that I have given should portray compositions with suffused and peaceful tones, veined with moments of silence, in which the first part of the name that defines the instrument used is interpreted perfectly. Exceptions are the interlude of Imaginary Bow, composed of a sequence of persistent hammering notes, and the sixth part of Quotes, with a more rhythmic pattern and vaguely discordant tones. The accompanying booklet in which the composer comments the origin and structure of all the compositions is also highlighted.", Precila Dsouza (Sands-Zine)

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released January 1, 2017

Sebastiaan Oosthout - Piano (all tracks), whistling (13)
Florian Wittenburg - Electronics (11)

All tracks composed and produced by Florian Wittenburg
Performed by Sebastiaan Oosthout on a Fazioli 212 grand piano
Recorded by Jan-Willem Krab at Grandpianostudio Nijmegen (with Royer R122 MKII microphones).

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Founded by Dieter Schlensog, NurNichtNur soon became a large underground label for sound art releases. Based in Kleve, Germany, the majority of its releases are experimental solo projects. Since they often transcend the realm of traditional “music”, they are considered Experimental Sound Productions.



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