Kelly Moran will release her new ‘Vesela’ EP on November 17th.
The incoming project is the American composer’s first batch of new material in five years and it finds Kelly Moran assuring her position as a pre-eminent figure within modern piano music. Out on November 17th via Warp Records, the incoming EP follows her excellent 2018 album ‘Ultraviolet’.
The EP contains three pieces of new music, including the title track and a piece labelled ‘Soft Focus’.
Of most immediate attention is ‘Medusa (Variations on a theme by Sakamoto)’; the famed Japanese composed was tasked with creating a short composition for an augmented reality art exhibit, and Moran was then tasked with expanding upon this initial work. It’s quite a moment – Kelly re-harmonising and building anew upon the fabled innovator’s work, with his personal blessing.
Out on November 17th Kelly Moran will preview the release at London’s Cafe OTO on November 11th as part of Pitchfork London. Discussing her approach to live performances with Clash back in 2018, she reflected:
“All the pieces have a certain looseness to them that feels really, really good to play. So even if I’m playing the notes off of a score because I’m playing something improvised it still has that lightness to it that a lot of my past music doesn’t have.”
Find the full interview with Kelly Moran in our archive.
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