Listen: Lubomyr Melnyk – Illirion

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Lubomyr Melnyk is a Ukrainian pianiste extraordinare who has created an amazing new language for the piano.

Classically trained and greatly affected by the minimalist movement in the early 1970s, he has developed his own unique language for the piano, named after the principle of maintaining a continuous, unbroken stream of sound.

Lubomyr Melnyk is a true innovator, exploring new directions for contemporary music. Not only is he regarded as one of the world’s fastest concert pianists, his compositions also truly carry the listener to new realms. To witness one of his rare live performances is nothing short of a mind-opening experience.

Melnyk has shown a remarkable devotion to the instrument, always striving to discover new ways of composing music in the continuous mode. His focus is on the actual sound of the piano as much as the harmonies and melodies of the music.

Using rapid and complex note patterns, Lubomyr’s virtuoso piano technique forms overtones that blend, collide or even create new melodies in rare moments, and thereby shape the composition beyond its original form. To accomplish this requires a special technique, one that has taken him many years to master.

Lubomyr Melnyk and his unique continuous music technique to a wider audience with ‘Corollaries’, an album produced by Peter Broderick in 2013. Now he returns with a 24-minute mini album entitled ‘Evertina’. Featuring three newly composed solo piano pieces, the long-form EP showcases another side to Lubomyr Melnyk – his more gentle and melodic work. [Press Release via FB Lubomyr Melnyk

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Artist: Lubomyr Melnyk
Title of Album: Illirion
Release Date: Mai 06, 2016
Label: Sony Classical (Sony Music)

Tracklist:
1 Beyond Romance
2 Solitude No. 1 (Live)
3 Sunset
4 Cloud No. 81
5 Illirion

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Oct 20, 2017 // Melnyk St. Paul’s Anglican Church // Athens, Greece
Jan 17, 2018 // The Jazz Cafe // London, UK
>> The full touring schedule is available here

Follow ‘Lubomyr Melnyk’ on:
Official Website | Facebook | Twitter

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