|Categories||Contemporary, Minimalist, Electroacoustic Music|
Working at the forefront of avant-garde concert-as-theater, Eleonor Sandresky, renowned new music pianist, reinvented herself as a Choreographic Pianist with her evening-length composition, A Sleeper’s Notebook, that she premiered at the Kitchen as a part of the Composers Collaborative, Inc Keyboard Summit in 2003. In it she explores her deep interest in how motion translates to emotion through sound, a hyper-emotional experience for the audience and the performer. Michele Branwen of HoustonArts, remarks that “Her vision has a freshness and unusualness that has become rare in the avant-garde scene, and her delivery is captivating and true,” Her latest works build on these concepts, now including electronics and a remote sensor system that she wears and manipulates through the choreographed movement prescribed. These new works, in development since 2008, are environmental in nature, exploring and pushing the concept of what a performer is to her instrument and vice versa. She also composes works for chamber ensembles and orchestra. Her music can be heard on Albany Records, Koch International, ERM Media and One Soul Records.