Album premiere: Adrian Knight’s Obsessions by R. Andrew Lee

Adrian Knight: Obsessions is pianist R. Andrew Lee’s tenth album and we’re honored to offer its first listen here.

Lee, whose recordings have been praised by Time Out New York or Alex Ross (The New Yorker), is one of the foremost interpreters of minimal music. Recent releases include Duckworth’s The Time Curve Preludes, Dennis Johnson’s November, or Eva-Maria Houben: Piano Music (all on Irritable Hedgehog).

Commissioned by Lee, Obsessions reflects his desire to expand the repertoire of solo piano music that exceeds 45mins.

Pianist R. Andrew Lee

Pianist R. Andrew Lee

R. Andrew Lee’s Northeast tour

For Lee’s March 2 performance at Roulette in Brooklyn, composer Michael Vincent Waller has written a new, large-scale work, Breathing Trajectories. This premiere will be alongside his Pasticcio per meno è più, William Duckworth’s beloved Imaginary Dances, and the New York premiere of Obsessions.

On March 3, Lee will perform in Philadelphia with the Bowerbird series. The program will include music from Lee’s ninth album, Paul A. Epstein: Piano Music, with the composer present for the event. Other composers on the program include Philip Glass, Eva-Maria Houben, and William Duckworth.

The tour will conclude on March 4 in Boston at the Goethe Institut with music by Houben, Epstein, and Knight.