Bruce Brubaker “Riley Keyboard Study 2, Version 6” (Max Cooper Remix )
Haunting, cinematic electronics.
Max Cooper has remixed a cut from Bruce Brubaker‘s Codex, an album that combined Terry Riley’s Keyboard Study 2 (1965) and pieces from the Codex Faenza, a 15th-century manuscript that is one of the earliest collections of keyboard sheet music.
Collaborating for the first time a few weeks ago, Cooper and Brubaker looked to Terry Riley’s seminal “Keyboard Study N°2,” with Cooper applying his haunting and cinematic electronic mastery to Brubaker’s piano notes, making them resonate against the walls of a cathedral made of organic sounds.
The remix also precedes the Glasstronica project, a collaborative performance that finds Max Cooper and Bruce Brubaker reinterpreting Philip Glass’ works on stage by combining live piano and new idea in algorithmic composition. For the performance series—which will kick off on May 19 at the prestigious Philharmonie de Paris—Cooper collaborated with software developer Alexander Randon “on a custom live composition tool which facilitates modulation of Bruce’s playing” before feeding it as midi into his synths and effects chains.
You can download the remix via WeTransfer below, with Codex available here.
Due to issues regarding the GDPR, EU readers can download the track here.