Mamoru Fujieda • Patterns of Plants

Mamoru Fujieda: Patterns of Plants
Pinna Records, 2014
Available on Apple Music and Spotify

“Fujieda’s Plant Patterns are tonal (or modal), but their outward, post-minimalist simplicity conceals real sophistication of technique. The pieces are built out of a few basic ideas: repetition of the initial pattern…Cahill has been championing this music for some time now, and she plays it with unaffected subtlety and sensitivity. It is trickier than it sounds–particularly with respect to rhythm–and Cahill’s textural transparency and independence of the hands ensures that the music comes across with convincing fluency and naturalness…The engineering is as beautiful as is the playing. The only caution I can offer is that after hearing this music, you may never eat another salad without the guilty feeling that you could be sprinkling those croutons and bacon bits on the next Mozart.”-David Hurwitz, Classicstoday.com
Artistic Quality: 10 Sound Quality: 10

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“The music in this collection is both graceful and touching. It has moments of fancy and others of deep reflection. And sometimes a work will finish as if in mid thought. Throughout, the patterns weave together into a beautiful tapestry of sound. Sarah Cahill gives a mesmerizing performance, which captures both the delicacy and sincerity of these works. She invites the listener into a truly magical and intimate place.” -Jeffrey Zeigler, WQXR
“Album of the Week”

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