Marc Yeats album The Anatomy of Melancholy with Ian Pace which was released earlier this year has received an excellent in-depth review by Roy Westbrook on MusicWeb International.
Westbrook opens by pointing out:
Marc Yeats, of course, is an established figure of some distinction in our contemporary music, but this particular disc had to be crowdfunded – and we are in the debt of those investors
When Marc comments about the challenge these pieces are to the pianist, Roy Westbrook adds:
It should be said at once they are all in some degree also challenging to listen to. I do not use “challenging” as a euphemism here – to challenge is one of the aims of art, and to respond to the challenge one source of art’s rewards. So it is here. Lend a few concentrated hearings to this powerful and intense music and you enter a world few other composers even attempt to explore.
Read the full review here.
Marc Yeats The Anatomy of Melancholy album is still available from Marc Yeats website, and all pieces are proudly published by Composers Edition.
Last month Marc Yeats was interviewed by Max Turci on the international series called Breakfast with Max. It was a long and open conversation that informally explored composition, painting, the landscape and the links between all these in Marc’s work along with a whole range of other topics.
Max Turci introduces the interview with the words:
Today my wonderful friend Marc Yeats joins me for a new interview, 10 years after our first one. We had a lot to cover. With his art, Marc is an inspiration. He masters sound and colours and his passion for his work is limitless.I could have talked with him for days.