Tiny Thunder   CB0064

The music

Zuòwàng is a piano solo.

Tiny Thunder is for piano four-hands (both parts performed by Bryan Pezzone).

The composer

Nicholas Chase has headlined festivals in Europe and the US as a composer and a performer. His music has been commissioned and performed by the Long Beach Opera, the Philadelphia Classical Symphony, the California E.A.R Unit, New Zealand’s 175 East, and numerous international soloists. His interactive, site-specific composition NOVA: Transmission was exhibited as part of the Whitney Biennial in New York, and his Ngoma Lungundu opened the New Music+ Festival at the Janaĉek Academy, Czech Republic. He was an inaugural Composer Fellow at the international Other Minds Festival in San Francisco and in 2015 was honored by the International Center for Japanese Culture, Tokyo. As a producer he has produced music of Annie Gosfield, Anne LeBaron, the California E.A.R. Unit, Mark Menzies, Morton Subotnick, and others. Cold Blue Music has released one previous album of Chase’s music, Bhajan. (www.nicholaschase.net)

The performer

Bryan Pezzone is a Los Angeles–based pianist who has worked with noted conductors Pierre Boulez, Oliver Knussen, John Adams, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Kent Nagano and performed as a soloist with major orchestras. During the 1990s, he was principal pianist with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. He has performed at LA’s Monday Evening Concerts, the Green Umbrella Series, the Southwest Chamber Music Series, and the Ojai Festival. He has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group, the Joffrey Ballet, and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. He has been a featured performer on more than 100 major film scores and has recorded new-music albums for the Cold Blue, Mode, Tzadik, Varèse Sarabande, Decca, and Nonesuch labels.