Andrew Gleibman

Andrew Gleibman

BandClassicalAvant-garde

Free improvisations and compositions with elements of impressionism and expressionism

Biography

Imagine:

Loud sounds of stormy sea waves, blowing the stones on the beach...
Breathing fresh air after spending several hours in a crowded subway train...
Sleepy morning in a beautiful suburb with churches, alleys, and occasionally appearing dogs smiling to you...
Tragic feelings of a Jew, observing XX Century Jerusalem...
A small forgotten kitten meowing in the night...
The eyes of a man who hates you only because your face and name are not typical in his community...
A scientist, who thinks of the most exciting problem which nobody else can even understand...
You suddenly can see the aura and read the minds of people and animals...
You opened a door to a magic garden with beautiful flowers, birds and fairies...
You can hear myriads of stars, sparkling in the night sky, and they are playing your piano, not you...

As a pianist-improviser from the age of zero, I am always affected by such feelings. Being left-handed, which entails the prevalence of feelings and intuition over all kinds of logic, I am trying and admiring the unexpected sounds rather than play an already composed music. A music form eventually appears as the result of improvisation, depending on the patterns I was able to discover and develop at the moment. My 45-min August Symphony has appeared after simplifying a single 1.5 hour-long improvisation.

During all my life I am successfully composing music in combination with a scientific work (I am PhD in Computer Science). Furthermore, the brightest ideas from science usually lead to the brightest emotions which affect the music.

Lyrics

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Written By: No lyrics: this is an instrumental piece

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Discography

Three CD albums (19 tracks, about 100 min):

August Symphony: Large Symphony-Concerto for Vibraphone, Piano, Harpsichord, Human Voice and String Orchestra
http://cdbaby.com/cd/gleibman3
(This link also contains my additional bio and audio links)

Music for Intellectuals (all 19 tracks; this is a 2CD album):
http://cdbaby.com/cd/gleibman

Atonal Meditations:
http://cdbaby.com/cd/gleibman2

Set List

ATONAL MEDITATIONS (duration: 56 min)

1. Starry Sky. Virtuoso Etude-Introduction for Piano Played by Constellations and Nebulae.

2. Morning in a Paris Suburb. Symphonic Fantasy. Adagio Moderato with Bells and Reflections.

3. Spring Prelude to the Impossible Scherzo.

4. Impossible Scherzo. Super-Virtuoso Prestissimo for Piano, Impossible for a Human Performer.

5. April Etudes, Part 1. Largo Espressivo.

6. April Etudes, Part 2. Prestissimo Prestissimo.

7. Waves are Dancing. Symphonic Fantasy with Sea Waves Playing Super-Virtuoso Party.

8. Jerusalem. Andante Molto Appassionato. Tragic feelings of a Jew, visiting XX Century Jerusalem.

9. Magic Garden. Andante Cantabile with Sirens and Heartbeat.

10. Strange Little Animal. Virtuoso Etude-Dance for Tail, Paws and Piano.

11. Sirens and Mockingbirds. Etude-Miniature for Voices, Orchestra and Piano.

12. Two Jazzmen. Virtuoso Allegro Agitato for Two Pianos (well, Pianists) Teasing Each Other

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