Alexandra Streliski: Inscape


Alexandra Streliski

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  • Release Date 05 October 2018
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Vinyl LP
Secret City Records

One of the rare women in the neoclassical world, Alexandra Stréliski is hardly a conventional pianist. Hailing from a classical background yet free-spirited, she creates music that enthralls listeners, filling their minds with rich, cinematic images.

She made her debut with the album Pianoscope in 2010, but the general public discovered her via Jean-Marc Vallée’s films Dallas Buyers Club (2013) and Demolition (2016) and, more recently, the trailer of the Quebec director’s acclaimed HBO series Big Little Lies (2017). Building on this momentum, the composer and musician is now fully prepared to make her next artistic statement with the album Inscape, due out on Secret City Records.

Inscape is the work of an artist unconcerned with conventions, whose approach of neoclassicism is resolutely current. In her attempt to fill a certain emotional emptiness, she follows a creative urge that commits to taking the listener back to a form of lost sincerity. “A piano, on its own, is a very vulnerable thing, and I want to share this moment with the listener.” An artist of Polish Jewish origin who grew up between Paris and Montreal, Stréliski was steeped in music from the two continents during her childhood. From an early age, she was interested in classical artists such as Chopin and Satie as well as film music composers like Zimmer, Glass and Nyman. Recruited by the advertising community at the onset of the new millennium, the musician won several awards for her creations in that field: the CRÉA for Best Quebec campaign in 2007; the Best Pan-Canadian advertising music award at the Toronto Marketing Awards. Nevertheless, she heard the call of free creation, which led her to recording the more personal Pianoscope.

1 Plus Tot  
2 The Quiet Voice  
3 Par La Fenetre de Theo  
4 Ellipse  
5 Changing Winds  
6 Inrerlude  
7 Blind Vision  
8 Burnout Fugue  
9 Overturn  
10 Revient Le Jour  
11 Le Nouveau Depart