Surface Image

Vicky Chow
Studio 1–Goodman

Canadian pianist Vicky Chow is known for her innovative programming and fearless technique. A member of the New York City-based ensemble the Bang on a Can All-Stars, Chow was in residence to record Surface Image by Tristan Perich. A work for solo piano accompanied by 40 channels of 1-bit electronic sounds, Surface Image is a 60-minute composition that juxtaposes acoustic human performance and the sounds of hand-built electronics.

Chow has performed extensively as a classical and contemporary soloist, chamber musician, and ensemble member; she has worked with leading composers and musicians such as John Adams, Louis Andriessen, Bryce Dessner (the National), Philip Glass, Glenn Kotche (Wilco), David Longstreth (the Dirty Projectors), Steve Reich, Terry Riley, and Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth). In addition to performing, she also produces and curates Contagious Sounds, a music series focusing on adventurous contemporary artists and composers in New York City.

Production Credits

Surface Image by Tristan Perich, and performed by Vicky Chow. Audio recorded and produced at EMPAC, released by New Amsterdam Records