|ong overdue recording (made in 1996) of some of Cardew’s pre-political period music. February Pieces, Volo Solo, Unintended Piano Music are just some of the works which reflect Cardew’s then aesthetic preoccupation with sonorities and touch. The piano is exhaustively and lovingly explored. Tilbury, who was one of Cardew’s closest musical associates, collaborates in Cardew’s search for a creative relationship with musician and materials and succeeds magnificently.
Studio recordings from 1996 of solo piano music by the late composer (and key figure in the early days of AMM), Cardew, as performed by AMM's Tilbury. "All the music included in this recording belongs to Cardew's early period of radical exploration and experimentation in the late 1950s and 60s, when having fully assimilated the advanced language of the European avant-garde, he went on to develop new techniques and new aspects of indeterminacy, to use notation in increasingly flexible and open-ended ways and to encourage the creative involvement of performers in the realisation of his musical ideas."