Imaginary Landscapes //

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Release date: 
05/09/2002
Recording location: 
Recorded at St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol
Recording date: 
Monday, October 22, 2001
Recording engineer: 
Jonathan Lane
  • 1. Charles Ives: Study No. 20 (06:43)
  • 2. Improvisation I Azoth (04:04)
  • 3. Improvisation II Argent Vive (03:47)
  • 4. Iannis Xenakis: Herma (07:29)
  • 5. Improvisation III Nestis 1-8 (13:13)
  • 6. John Cage: In A Landscape (09:34)
  • 7. Improvisation IV Ahura Mazda (05:31)
  • 8. Improvisation V Angra Mainyu (05:31)
  • 9. Interlude Sol (01:47)
  • 10. Improvisation VI Ignis Cinerum (05:08)
  • 11. Improvisation VII Luna (03:40)
  • 12. Scelsi: Aitsi (06:02)

Leon Michener - piano

Leon Michener is one of the most exciting new pianists to emerge in recent years. Still in his twenties he commands a frightening technique with a powerful intellect which combined with a warm and human touch make this a sensational debut album! To take on a horrendously difficult contemporary piano classic like Xenakis 'Herma' is no mean feat on your maiden voyage, but to include brilliant renditions of pieces by names like Scelsi and Ives is something else!