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"Ellipsis" is based on the idea of waiting for something even though you don't know exactly what you're waiting for. Most of the elements for this piece were recorded during a trip to Kitimat in Northern BC. In many ways, Kitimat is a town in waiting – waiting for the city workers strike to end; waiting to see if new industries will come to the region or not; waiting for spring to finally arrive in full. This piece is my attempt to capture that feeling of collective waiting and anticipation.
This track is also a special release for the first annual "Piano Day" (a new holiday invented by Nils Frahm). It incorporates sounds from my old Yamaha upright piano in a few different ways: First I played it (of course), then I sampled the piano and manipulated those samples to create some of the ambient effects you hear. Hopefully this helps you to hear the piano in new ways (as it did for me).
released March 29, 2015
Casey van Wensem - Piano, Electric Piano, Synthesizer, Loops/Electronics, Production, Mixing, Mastering