Michael Vincent Waller (b. 1985) is an American composer of contemporary music based in New York City. His music has been described as lyrical and introspective, drawing inspiration from impressionism, post-minimalism and world music. His work situates these familiar elements within decidedly unconventional and individual frameworks. He has been recently described as “a rising star composer…” and his recent album Moments on Unseen Worlds was named “one of the last year’s best contemporary classical releases” (Brooklyn Rail).
Performed by: Michael Vincent Waller (piano)
Recorded by: Ryan Streber, at Oktaven Studios, Mt Vernon, NY,
October 6th, 2018; (recorded in a single take improvisation, with no editing).
Mixed by: Charles Mueller, Ryan Streber, at Oktaven Studios, Mt Vernon, NY
Mastered by: Denis Blackham at Skye Mastering
Deep listening can be understood as a state of mind, that facilitates a deeper awareness of sound, as with one's experiential involvement with musical listening.
I think this awareness of listening (inside) the sound, can build deeply complex relationships. There is an objectivism in how we perceive musical structures, in the harmonies; but, yet in subtle fermatas, we can perceive a new sense of space – wherein choices have a subtle gravity and inward gaze.