Carving out a space that sits somewhere between the rich textures of ambient electronic music and the explorative compositional styles of minimalist pioneers like Steve Reich and Arvo Pärt, Brooklyn ensemble Bing & Ruth introduce their new album No Home of the Mind.
Led by pianist and composer David Moore, pieces slowly and patiently unfurl, with Moore’s own tender playing that focuses on the piano’s percussive qualities at the fore, guiding dense layers of woodwind, strings from rumbling lows into euphoric crescendos, and warbling tape delay adding a transcendental afterglow to the compositions. Composed on seventeen pianos across North America and Europe over numerous sessions, tours, and travel, No Home of the Mind channels the idiosyncrasies and respective limitations of each instrument into inspiration.
Tom Rogerson is a composer, improvising pianist and keyboardist, and the founder of experimental electronic-rock band Three Trapped Tigers. He has collaborated with numerous artists, as well as pursuing his own solo piano career, and running Proof Positive; an influential improvisation night in London. His debut solo album will be released in the autumn of 2017.
Born in Suffolk, Tom initially focused on composition, studying at the Royal Academy of Music, where his teachers included Harrison Birtwistle and Dominic Muldowney. After his debut as an improvising pianist at the Fringe of the Aldeburgh Festival in 2002, he began to focus on live performance, culminating in his first album, recorded with Reid Anderson (The Bad Plus) and Mike Lewis (Happy Apple) while he lived in New York City.