Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh
Colin Currie, percussion / Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano / Birmingham Contemporary Music Group / Oliver Knussen
Conversations treats the piano as a percussion instrument within the percussion group. Conversations take place between the two soloists and with the orchestra, which plays a minor role. It was composed during the summer of 2010.
-May 5, 2011
"Carter's late, late style in its tersest distillation. No words are wasted in a conversation notable nonetheless for urbanity and wit, for a vigorous responsiveness and a lack of any wistfulness."
— Paul Driver, Sunday Times
"What zip. What zest. What remarkable atmospheric range rushes past in just seven minutes."
— Igor Toronyi-Lalic, The ArtsDesk