CD: Victor Alcántara Trio – Reflections on Mirror Symmetry




Victor Alcántara – Piano
Henning Sieverts – Bass
Bastian Jütte – Drums


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The compositions recorded on this CD are dedicated to a phenomenon that determines not only the human appearance, but also the construction of the piano keyboard: mirror symmetry. The central white key d functions as a topographic mirror axis such that both hands can perform identical but mirrored movements simultaneously. This ordering principle affects the individual pieces in different ways and to different degrees. Palindromorphy provides the music theoretical concept for this.

Here the mirror symmetry serves to expand the spectrum of artistic expression. If it becomes an end in itself, what it is about is lost: music.

© 2019 Victor Alcántara
Recording Studio: Realistic Sound, Munich
Total Timing: 38m 23s

01 Girih

02 Auto Reverse

03 The Lady of Shalott

04 Gabriel

05 Reverberations

06 Reminiscences

07 Partagás

08 Cymatic

09 Stratosphere

10 Gogh