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Marc Yeats ‘The Anatomy of Melancholy’ CD Release

Marc Yeats’ piano music CD recorded with Ian Pace is already on the composer’s website, and will be released on Prima Facie Records very soon.

The six works on the disc span some 18 years and make reference to a range of literary and historical narratives from a Babylonian creation myth to the first ever proclaimed photograph of a spirit.

Ian Pace is a phenomenal pianist, a man whose musicality and intellect I have admired for many years. I have heard him fearlessly play some of the most challenging music of our time with huge flair, passion, insight and musicality.
I’ve been writing piano music since 1997 and over the years have built up a substantial catalogue of works, many of the pieces highly ambitious and virtuosic beyond normal pianistic expectations. In this amazing collaboration with Ian, for the first time, I have found a pianist who not only enjoys and can meet these musical challenges but is a pianist who actually wants to perform this work because of the very nature of the writing itself.
This album is the first recorded collection of my piano works, ranging from 1997 to the present day. The recording of this album has been made possible through the amazing generosity and support of over 120 people through a crowdfunding campaign initiated by Sound and Music’s ‘Compose, Curate, Engage’ initiative, to whom Ian and I would like to acknowledge our deepest gratitude. We couldn’t have achieved this without them.

Composers Edition is very proud to publish all works of this album, which are available through our website.

1.Enûma Eliš 13.31
2.Ouroboros 17.38
3.Professor Wingard’s Nameless Force 10.00
4.The Anatomy of Melancholy 17.45
5.The Viciousness of Circles 10.28
6.William Mumler’s Spirit Photography 10.30

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