continuum:one

continuum:one is an album of long-form solo piano improvisation (I sometimes use the term 'live composition' as it reflects the intent of this series somewhat more closely). It was recorded in concert, August 29, 1999 at the Philip T. Young Recital Hall at the University of Victoria, B.C., Canada. As much as possible without being neurotic about it, I tried to approach the piano with nothing pre-conceived at all in terms of what I was going to play.

The resulting recording is 73 minutes of continuous, largely unedited improvised 'flow' - I mostly just tried to get out of the way and let the music that wanted to, come out. It explores a number of themes which emerged of themselves in the first few minutes of play, finding and listening to where those themes might want to go, and how they might sound or feel in the various landscapes we found ourselves in along the way.