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Melaine Dalibert


Label: Elsewhere

Format: CD

Genre: Compositional

In stock

**500 copies** This is French composer / pianist Melaine Dalibert's third solo piano album, following his well-received 2018 album Musique pour le lever du jour and 2017 album Ressac. Cheminant contains a diverse array of Dalibert's unique compositions for solo piano, ranging from the up-tempo rhythmic Percolations performed masterfully by Dalibert's right hand, to the slow, prolonged meditative Music in an octave and Cheminant, to the kaleidoscopic Étude II with the repetitive hammered chords, and lastly his latest piece From Zero To Infinity dedicated to post-minimal composer Peter Garland. All five pieces were composed by Dalibert in 2017-2019, reflecting his current interest in questioning how the harmonic shifts could affect the listening experience with subtly evolving chords through a scale or different tones, creating a similar state to vertigo. Diverse as they may seem, all five pieces attain delicately balanced harmonization of rich layers of the woody, warm direct tones of the piano, overtones and resonances, blended to form a complex harmonic beauty exquisitely delivered with Dalibert's virtuosic piano techniques.
Cat. number: elsewhere 007
Year: 2019
Melaine Dalibert's discreet revolution continues to manifest itself in a crystalline way: music “simple” in theory but insidious in practice, as it requires absolute discipline and dedication for each sound gesture, microcell of a potentially infinite picture that leaves only to the listener the privilege of abandonment, almost of the annulment within a tonal dimension mantled in ivory splendor.