sophia subbayya vastek

pianist

"Histories" Album Review, Second Inversion

"Vastek’s fingers fly through the rapturous piano solo with passion and profound tenderness, almost as though the melodies were born in her bones."

"In just under an hour, she travels from Indian ragas on a just-intoned piano to an immersive exploration of the overtone series, and all the way through to Cage’s prepared piano and pedal-laced dreamscapes.

The result is both an homage to Vastek’s own individual histories but also a beautiful mosaic of the larger cultural intersections of our world—and how we weave those histories together through music."

Full review can be found here


New Sounds on WNYC with John Schaefer

Featuring Jaunpuri by Michael Harrison from "Histories" album
Segment starts at 10:45


SciArt Magazine

Music of Reality and Beauty from Nothing EP Feature in SciArt Magazine's August issue
Full issue can be found here


"Histories" Album Review, Kathodik

"L’eternità può assumere molteplici forme: l’esplorazione di questo apparente paradosso è la sfida raccolta da questo Cd Innova, che vede per protagonista Sophia Subbayya Vastek al pianoforte."
"Eternity can take many forms: the exploration of this apparent paradox is the challenge gathered by this innova CD, which sees Sophia Subbayya Vastek as the protagonist at the piano." 

Full review can be found here (in Italian)


Log Journal 

"A wholly commendable enterprise, all told, and I now find myself eagerly anticipating Histories, Vastek’s upcoming recital disc of works by Cage, Michael Harrison, and Donnacha Dennehy (due May 26 on the Innova label)."

Full review can be found here


Links and Radio Plays

Log Journal Playlist: "A weekly tally of memorable things Steve Smith has stuck in his ears lately."  Linked here
Featuring "Histories"

Avant Music News Pick of the Week: Histories 

Mundofonias Playlist

WMBR from MIT radio play on The New Edge, May 23, 2017

Beyond the Fringe on KCBX, August 8

WWPV at Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont, August 2

KALX at UC Berkeley radio plays

Martian Gardens Podcast Episode 887

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