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Nadia Shpachenko - The Poetry of Places is a superb assemblage of works that explores architecture as inspiration / I CARE IF YOU LISTEN

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Multi-GRAMMY nominated pianist Nadia Shpachenko reflects on the role of the concert hall in the liner notes for her recent Reference Recordings album The Poetry of Places: "The hall is the most important instrument…we spend a great deal of time learning to embrace the space, learning what our pieces mean in the space, how our interpretation must change because of where we are." An album of solo and duo piano, electronics, and percussion, The Poetry of Places is a superb assemblage of works by various composers. Each piece, inspired by a particular building, weaves together a collage of place and time, and Shpachenko's evocative interpretations bring insight to the composers' visions in collaboration with pianist Joanne Pearce Martin and percussionists Nick Terry and Cory Hills.

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