El Chan: Music of Bryce Dessner

August 11, 2019, 9:00 am

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The new album from pianists Katia and Marielle Labèque is dedicated to American composer Bryce Dessner and Academy Award-winning film director Alejandro Gonzales Iñarittú, who created the cover art. Following in the footsteps of minimalist composers such as Glass, Adams, and Reich, Dessner composed the Concerto for Two Pianos for the sisters. Recorded in 2018 with the Paris Orchestra conducted by Matthias Pintscher, the album also includes Dessner’s El Chan for two pianos, and Haven for two guitars and two pianos.