Joseph Petric — SEEN (out August 12th, 2022 on Redshift Records CD/DL)
Revered Canadian accordionist Joseph Petric returns with his first new full-length in 12 years. SEEN offers a glimpse into both Petric’s virtuosity and sensitivity through an immaculately curated series of solo compositions (with and without electronics), all but one of which was commissioned by him. These pieces span gorgeous lyricism to rousing fragmentation, and even include a work where Petric’s role transcends the interpretative.
The past four decades have seen Joseph Petric commissioning over 350 pieces (including 20 concertos) and performing work by living composers worldwide, establishing him as one of the most important proponents of his instrument and crucial advocate for contemporary music (especially by Canadians) in the global arena.
SEEN will be released August 12th, 2022 by noted Vancouver imprint Redshift Records, whom Bandcamp recently called “one of the finest sources of contemporary classical music.”
Review — Frédéric Cardin, PANM360
Roundup — OutsideLeft
Roundup — Frank P. Eckert, Motherboard August 2022, Groove.de
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Radio — UNDAE!, Radio Circulo (July 2, 2022)
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