Album artwork for Irrealis by Matthew Bourne

Matthew Bourne follows 2017's Isotach album, and recent collaborations with Keeley Forsyth and Nightports, with a collection of prepared piano pieces. Irrealis was recorded in a single session, each take played as live without any overdubs. Having taught himself the basics of prepared piano by throwing confectionary into his school's instrument, elements of these experimentations played a key role in Bourne's early performances. This culminated in an infamous performance piece which saw the explosive musical demolition of an upright piano with a sledgehammer. Far from the staid academic process the discipline is often approached with, Irrealis sees a restless improvisational musician explore the possibilities of his instrument with a box of nuts, bolts and Blu-Tak, and a sense of playfulness and spontaneity.

Matthew Bourne

Irrealis

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Album artwork for Irrealis by Matthew Bourne
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$21.99

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Released 08/12/2022Catalogue Number

LP-BAYL-117

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Matthew Bourne

Irrealis

The Leaf Label
Album artwork for Album artwork for Irrealis by Matthew Bourne by Irrealis - Matthew Bourne
Album artwork for Irrealis by Matthew Bourne
LP

$21.99

Includes download code
Released 08/12/2022Catalogue Number

LP-BAYL-117

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Matthew Bourne follows 2017's Isotach album, and recent collaborations with Keeley Forsyth and Nightports, with a collection of prepared piano pieces. Irrealis was recorded in a single session, each take played as live without any overdubs. Having taught himself the basics of prepared piano by throwing confectionary into his school's instrument, elements of these experimentations played a key role in Bourne's early performances. This culminated in an infamous performance piece which saw the explosive musical demolition of an upright piano with a sledgehammer. Far from the staid academic process the discipline is often approached with, Irrealis sees a restless improvisational musician explore the possibilities of his instrument with a box of nuts, bolts and Blu-Tak, and a sense of playfulness and spontaneity.