3 pianos //

Album label: 
Release date: 
Recording location: 
The Norwegian Academy of Music
Recording date: 
Monday, June 27, 2016
Artwork design: 
Junpei Tetsuha
Mastering engineer: 
Fridtjof A. Lindeman
Mixing engineer: 
Ingar Hunskaar
Ayumi Tanaka
Christian Wallumrød
Johan Lindvall
Recording engineer: 
Ingar Hunskaar
  • 1. till patrick modiano no. 1 (01:58)
  • 2. 34 (05:51)
  • 3. till patrick modiano no. 2 (05:04)
  • 4. 31 (06:18)
  • 5. till patrick modiano no. 3 (04:15)
  • 6. romaine brooks (04:36)
  • 7. 33 (07:10)

Ayumi Tanaka - piano
Johan Lindvall - piano
Christian Wallumrød - piano

The piano is a vast instrument with a long history. If three pianists with highly dissimilar personalities play three pianos at the same time, would it be possible to get away from what is known as the piano sound?

3 pianos is an album made by a unique piano ensemble consisting of three musicians with different backgrounds and experience. The curiosity for the piano and its countless possibilities was the outset whereas the wish to bend the common boundaries for piano music was the background for this project. The ensemble makes music with clear connections to the music and the ideas of the twentieth century. The musicians develop the material in their own way by focusing on elements like tuning, register, intervals and dynamics. The material includes both written compositions and improvised pieces. The trio has a sophisticated way of instant-composing, and this quality reflects both the musicians individuality as well as there orientation towards interplay.