Artist: Anastasia Tchernikova
Song: Trois Gnossiennes [composer: Erik Satie]
Recorded at Ratio (Piano Party 4), January 21, 2016.Anastasia Tchernikova - Trois Gnossiennes
Jonathan Adjemian's occasional Piano Party series, which presents pairs of players in contrasting styles in a casual environment, found a new home at Ratio, and the environment was just right for a relaxed salon-like environment. Anastasia Tchernikova, who stays busy as artistic director of Musica Reflecta as well as running the collaborative compositional workshop Opus:Testing, has become unaccustomed to solo piano performance. So, in "learning how to be comfortable with nothing" she presented a set of Erik Satie's proto-ambient "furniture music" (along with a couple contemporary responses).