ronald squibbs Piano Works of Joji Yuasa (CD, £9.25)label: Aucourant Records
The first recording of the complete works for solo piano. “Among all the kinds of instruments, I am particularly fond of the piano. I have been fascinated with this instrument and especially to the sonority from its massive reverberant body.” - Joji Yuasa. “His music is hard to define at all” - New York Times. Joji Yuasa has been actively engaged in a wide range of musical composition including orchestral, choral and chamber music, music for theatre and intermedia and electronic and computer music. Yuasa has won numerous commissions for his works. Ronald Squibbs was born in Connecticut in 1962. He began studying the piano at the age of eight. He is currently Assistant Professor of Music Theory at the University of Connecticut at Storrs. His scholarly and performance interests are focused on the music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. He has performed the music of Yuasa, Xenakis, Rudhyar and others and has presented his research at conferences in the United States and Europe.
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