Supersonic Flora for piano
For his new CD & concert tour SUPERSONIC FLORA for piano, composer Walter Hus revisited some of the key works of his career and turned them into brand new and spectacular solo piano pieces.
Walter Hus : “ I saw it mainly as a present to myself. For long I had been projecting an entirely new recital program but I'd been putting it of again and again. Then I started thinking that it could be a way to bring to the attention of the public of today some of my works from the past I considered important. How could I better do that than to play them myself ? So I decided to compose an entirely new recital program with piano-solo versions based on these pieces."
The music on the CD ranges from Walter Hus' most radical and minimalistic inspired compositions from the eighties, via more rounded and melodically oriented music from the nineties to a freshly written jazzy piece in memoriam of a friend. "
All of his music was originally written for multi-player combinations like string quartet or orchestra and had never been intended to be played with only ten fingers.
" I had to do a serious re-writting. Most of the original music had strong contrapuntal tendencies, that is : a new network of multiple interweaving voices. This in combination with a steady ongoing rhythm made it quite complexto re-create the same music in the scope of two hands on the piano. So I had to invent new and often very demanding ways of playing to do so.”
" But in the meantime, I wanted to be free in re-writting this music for the piano, not limiting myself to just transcribe the notes. So I took liberties. As if the years separating me from the time of their creation came looking over my shoulder and crept into this new versions. All the evolutions and adventures I had undergone since then made me discover the pieces again and transform them into something new. Something I could have written today. I went so far as to even give them new names in the process.”