The Mercury Prize-winning album, with music ranging from Bach, Ligeti and Nancarrow to jazz and world music. Also featuring performances by Talvin Singh and Moses Molelekwa, as well as Somei Satoh’s iconic work Incarnation 2.
This multi-stylistic, multi-ethnic, electronically-assisted sequence is utterly characteristic of her approach over the years… everything rushes to the MacGregor centre like filings to a magnet. These bright, fresh performances are bursting with enthusiasm.
Joanna MacGregor’s career is practically built on a reinvention of the star virtuoso tradition, applied to the often cerebral and style-oblivious world of contemporary music. But MacGregor’s verve, energy and astounding technique are always at the service of the music and never vice versa. Her ability to inhabit so many soundworlds with the same intensity and commitment is profoundly impressive.
BBC Classical Review, Play
Joanna MacGregor is as reliably eclectic and daring as most of her fellow pianists are the reverse. This imaginative, stimulating programme has the intimate feel of an hour spent in her quixotic company.
CD of the Week, The Observer