R. Andrew Lee is a pianist who records a wide variety of minimalist music for Irritable Hedgehog. Some of the music he records is quite long. There’s Tom Johnson’s An Hour for Piano, which, as its title suggests, lasts an hour. And there’s November, which is just shy of five hours.
Lee has launched a crowdfunding initiative to commission, as he says, Music of a Considerable Duration, specifically works by Randy Gibson and Adrian Knight. I’ve never heard of these two young composers, but so far, I’ve greatly enjoyed almost all of Lee’s recordings.
For this reason, I’ve chosen to support his project. It might be better to hear some of the music when deciding whether to donate to this project, but given what Lee has recorded, I feel confident that the music will be something I can appreciate. I do like long works of music – you’ve probably seen on this website that I’m a big fan of Morton Feldman, who wrote many works from one to six hours. So I look forward to hearing these recordings.
There are a variety of levels of funding, and some include EPs of music by the two composers and others, so you can donate the money and know you’ll get something unique.
Donate to Music of a Considerable Duration.