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A major solo statement, Al-Khwarizmi Variations traverses the history and the physicality of the piano.
Working both inside and outside the instrument's body, at times playing with recognisable musical material, at others going deep into sonic abstraction, Pat Thomas presents a compelling vision of what the piano can do in the 21st century.
Extremes entwine in his playing: solidity and flow; seriousness and laughter; uproar and imperturbability.
Cat. number: fataka4
Recorded by Rick Campion at City University Music Studios on 19 June 2011
Mixed by Rick Campion
Mastered by Rupert Clervaux at Gray's Inn Road
Artwork from a 15th century Mamluk tile, adapted for print by Paul Abbott
Music by Pat Thomas (PRS)