The album,‘Hammer Inventions’ by Lynda Arnold and Daniel Berkman features piano compositions and layered electronic orchestrations made entirely of sounds generated from the piano. From delicate and ethereal acoustic piano moments reminiscent of George Winston or Philip Glass to layered textural moments similar to Steve Reich,or Autechre, Lynda and Daniel create new pieces within the limits of piano-generated sounds.What emerges is a fresh take on the instrument, both as a collaborative, skilled piano duo and as seasoned electronic music production artists. Some of the piano sounds used include prepared piano (John Cage homage), plucked piano, bowed piano, toy piano, backwards piano, detuned piano and more effected and sampled expressions.
released October 1, 2011
Produced, Written and Performed by Lynda Arnold & Daniel Berkman.
Acoustic piano tracks recorded at Broken Radio Studios engineered by Matt Boudreau.
Mastering by Rob Cross
'Change of Heart' mastered by Bryan Dale
Photography by Jessica Vermette for Vox In Lux
Digital Bliss Recordings and Divasonic Music ASCAP