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Patrick Gorman
Patrick Gorman is a composer and performer of instrumental solo piano pieces that falls stylistically into the realms of contemporary classical. Free from any f
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Contemporary solo pianist, composer and recording artist PATRICK GORMAN's debut release SOUNDS FROM THE WISHING WELL, produced by WILL ACKERMAN (founder of WINDHAM HILL RECORDS, grammy award winning recording artist and producer). "A stunning debut...this is indeed an exceptional album." SOLO PIANO PUBLICATIONS
Band/artist history
A FEW WORDS FROM WILL ACKERMAN... "When Patrick Gorman called to me to ask whether I would assist him in the production of his first solo piano recording I assumed he knew of my history as a label founder and producer. He didn’t. As time progressed and we talked further I realized that he’d never listened to George Winston and had never heard of Liz Story, Phil Aaberg or even Keith Jarrett. He was a little like the child raised by wolves who knows nothing of the outside world. Patrick’s music is so distinctively his own for this very reason. He’s not steeped in recent piano music, but came up in a musical world of his own sounds. I love it that these beautiful, sometimes classical-seeming pieces come from a musician whose primary instrument is drums. He talks of how he perceives the piano as a percussion instrument and I understand why he feels that way. Once again there is a layer of insulation between him and the sizeable outside world of piano music and once again Patrick emerges as possessing what is very much his own sound remarkable in someone anticipating his first recording. And it’s not just musical ideas that he has such a grasp of. I was incredulous when he told me he wanted to record this project in a day. I told him what any responsible producer would tell him; that this was recklessly unrealistic. It would be nearly impossible in a person of years of training and performance experience and really out of the question for a drummer moonlighting in piano music. Nonetheless I smugly agreed to meet Patrick (for the first time) on the day of our session at Futura Studios outside of Boston where I found Patrick sitting at a Steinway Grand piano. The room was somewhat complex to record and we spent nearly two and a half hours setting mics for the session. It was now 12:30 PM. Patrick then set about to do exactly what he said he would do. I demanded the same precision and expression from him that I would in any session. There was no compromising. I watched and listened to him do what he promised to do and by 7:30 that evening Patrick had recorded Sounds From The Wishing Well. It was one of the most remarkable performances I have had the pleasure to witness." Will Ackerman Windham County Vermont
Have you performed in front of an audience?
I play live often and as much as I can...that is where it's at for me. The interacting with an audience and the energy of a room... taking chances and putting yourself out there... My favorite memory of late would have to be performing alongside Will Ackerman at a concert of his in Vermont this past year.
Your musical influences
To be quite honest, I have not absorbed much solo piano music so I don't have any standout influences pertaining to that instrument...
What equipment do you use?
Steinway Grand Piano, Yamaha Keyboard, DW Drums, Roland V-Drums, LP percussion.
Anything else?
"his flair for composition is astonishing... Let’s face it, producer Will Ackerman has found a treasure in this young man." - RJ LANNAN, NEW AGE REPORTER "a superb piano release... the results are stunning..." LlOYDE BARDE, BACKROADS MUSIC "one of the most remarkable performances I have had the pleasure to witness." - WILL ACKERMAN
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