The CD release concert of French composer/pianist Melaine Dalibert, who has recently released two solo piano albums on Elsewhere Music: his 2019 album Cheminant (elsewhere 007) and his 2020 album of Anastassis Philippakopoulos: piano works (elsewhere 010). In this concert, Dalibert will play some of Philippakopoulos’ works as well as his own solo works from Cheminant, and also his newest compositions, which will be included in his next solo album on Elsewhere for autumn 2020 release. Melaine Dalibert (born 1979) has been increasingly recognized for his compositional piano works as well as his interpretations of works by Gérard Pesson, Giuliano D’Angiolini, Tom Johnson, Peter Garland, and many others. Trained as a classical pianist in Rennes (where he teaches now), Dalibert studied a large repertoire of contemporary composers’ works at the Paris Conservatories. Being involved with experimental music at his young age, Dalibert found a way to compose music through mathematical concepts. Fascinated by natural phenomena which are both expected and unpredictable, and also inspired by the work of the Hungarian-born French media artist Véra Molnar, Dalibert has developed his own algorithmic procedures of composition which contain the notion of stretched time evoking Morton Feldman, minimal and introspective, adopting a unique concept of fractal series. His piano music has been released on four CD recordings to date: Quatre pièces pour piano, self-released in 2015, Ressac (2017) on Another Timbre, Musique pour le lever du jour (2018) and Cheminant (2019) on Elsewhere Music. His next solo album with his newest compositions for solo piano is scheduled to be released on Elsewhere Music in autumn 2020. His creations have been radio transmitted (France Musique, BBC, RAI, KEXP, RTBF) and played in many French and foreign festivals, museums and contemporary art centers.
Anastassis Philippakopoulos – five piano pieces 1-5, piano pieces 2018a, 2018b, 2019
Sébastien Roux – Canons de Vuza
Michael Vincent Waller – Aim, Flashes II
Melaine Dalibert – percolations, Etude II, litanie, maelström, and some more new works