Florian Hoefner

Coldwater Stories

Origin 82740

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...a cerebral and harmonically daring pianist...whose adventurous spirit finds him reaching toward new sonic territory.
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Following three critically-acclaimed studio recordings with his touring quartet, pianist Florian Hoefner presents a live solo set of new works, recorded at the acoustically sublime Sendesaal in Bremen, Germany. Inspired by the maritime landscape around the island of Newfoundland, his recently adapted home, Coldwater Stories explores the intersection between composition and improvisation, allowing Hoefner the freedom to improvise entire harmonic progressions or to reinvent the form of a piece during performances. Many of the works consist of one or more composed "islands," surrounded by a sea of open space that is left to be filled with improvisation. Ultimately the two become indistinguishable, blending together to tell a unified story.


Track Listing:

1 The Great Auk 5:18
2 Migration 6:35
3 The Send 7:34
4 The Way of Water 5:51
5 Never Lost 4:44
6 Iceberg 1 2:56
7 Green Gardens 4:24
8 Sunrise Bay 7:43
9 Iceberg 2 5:25
10 With the North Atlantic 3:46

Performers:

Florian Hoefner - solo piano

Production Info:

Produced by Christine Carter & Florian Hoefner
Recorded by Frank Jacobsen
at Sendesaal Bremen, Germany
(2-5) Recorded live
May 7th and 8th 2016
Mixed & mastered by Dave Darlington
at Bass Hit Recording, NYC
Photography by Tom Cochrane
Cover design & layout by John Bishop


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