Pastoralia is the first solo piano album by Kelly James Wyse.
Available June 1st via Modellbahn Records.
First single and video, "ssSwan" available now.
Video Premier on Headphone Commute: hcdi.gs/ssSwan
Recorded and mastered in Berlin by Martyn Heyne at Lichte Studio.
Art + Video by Sean Waple.
Many pieces on the album are inspired by repetition in music and the interval of the fifth. The primary influence coming from the piano piece by Maurice Ravel, 'Le Gibet', in which the same B flat octave ostinato remains constant while the harmonies and dynamics change around it.
Prior releases from Kelly include a collaboration with Loscil, contributions to Rafael Anton Irasarri, Orcas, Paurl Walsh; as a member of Pollens and the Seattle Pianist Collective. He has performed at many high profile music festivals (Substrata, Decibel, Sasquatch, Capitol Hill Block Party, Q3Ambient Festival) with the above affiliations or as a solo artist.
He has scored for video, film and media as well as for dance and his electronic music has been heard on The New Yorker (Radio), The Layover with Anthony Bourdain.
Kelly holds a degree in Classical Music Performance from Cornish College of the Arts.
He currently lives in Berlin and organises the Modellbahn Music concert series.