July 30, 2013 / 7pm
Housing Works / 126 Crosby Street NYC
About the Concert
FREE cocktail reception for all guests following the event.
Housing Works Bookstore is pleased to host a discussion with pianist/composer Timo Andres, artist/book designer Peter Mendelsund, and The New Yorker's Leo Carey. Andres, whose most recent album, Home Stretch, explores and recreates pieces by Mozart and Brian Eno, is a huge admirer of Peter Mendelsund, who has designed book jackets for iconic authors such as Joyce, Kafka, Cortázar, and Foucault. Together with the help of critic Carey, they will talk about their respective "anxiety of influences" and the ways in which they hope to remain faithful to a tradition while making it their own. Andres will also perform his own music and works by Brian Eno and Mozart on piano. Copies of Home Stretch, which releases that day, will be on sale.
On Home Stretch (Nonesuch Records), Andres performs with Andrew Cyr and Metropolis Ensemble, pairing the title work with two newly commissioned works* of reinventions by musical heroes Mozart and Brian Eno: Mozart's "Coronation” concerto and Paraphrase on Themes by Brian Eno. Preorder from Nonesuch today and receive an exclusive print of the first page of the Home Stretch score, autographed by the composer.
The album was recorded at Seiji Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood with producer David Frost. It is Andres's second album with the Nonesuch label; his first, Shy and Mighty, was praised by the New York Times for its "inventiveness and originality," and by the Guardian for the way it "glides across stylistic boundaries in a totally unselfconscious way."