Hammer Inventions – ‘Vortex’ Live Video
Lynda Arnold & Daniel Berkman perform ‘Vortex’ from the ‘Hammer Inventions’ album. Release party and performance took place at Salle Piano Gallery in San Francisco February 4, 2012.
About Hammer Inventions:
The debut album, “Hammer Inventions,” from composers and pianist extraordinaires, Lynda Arnold and Daniel Berkman, features 18 original instrument compositions consisting of acoustic piano orchestrations with electronic layered sampling, the latter of which were created entirely from sounds and noises generated from a wide variety of acoustic pianos, including several Yamaha pianos, which the duo endorses.
The skilled piano duo, who are also seasoned electronic music production artists, have delivered a series of varied, eclectic and captivating acoustic piano moments, replete with enchanting and engaging layered textures, that are all at once delicate and ethereal to grandiose. A fresh take on the instrument, “Hammer Inventions” defies the boundaries of the piano and fans of George Winston, Philip Glass, Steve Reich and Autechre are sure to find the tracks appealing and entrancing.
“Hammer Inventions” was born out of a spontaneous piano ‘four-hand’ improvisation session and quickly evolved into the far more ambitious production that it has become. After a dozen piano writing sessions, Arnold and Berkman recorded the compositions while concocting, creating and incorporating unique sounds and effects for the additional layered effects.
Video shot and edited by:
Keith Crusher, Max Savage, Cianna Stewart and Artemis Robison
Special thanks to RTFM Records
Live Visuals by Daniel Durrett