Robert Dusek composer
Bryan Pezzone piano
RUNES, the new album by composer Robert Dusek and pianist Bryan Pezzone, is a compilation of specially selected solo piano works, and provides the listener with an immersive and cohesive listening experience. Often sparse, sometimes impetuous – “The music is at once very stark, and then seems to propel itself to the next scene or chapter with some unseen, and unheard, energy”, says PARMA Recordings Lead Producer, Andy Happel.
Several stand-alone works appear, cleverly embedded, in the twelve-song program. Track one is a prelude-and our journey begins. Tracks two through four constitute, separately, Dusek’s Piano Sonata No. 2, and after an intermezzo, the listener receives the Piano Sonata No. 3. Tracks seven, eight, and nine: “After the Rain”, “Cloud Chaser”, and “Light” constitute a larger embedded work, Autumn Sky. The album sets the audience down gently with a gorgeous and meditative postlude.