MICHAEL BOREK

BIOGRAPHY/PRESS MUSIC VIDEOS CONCERTS MVB RECORDS

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La vallée des torrents (live at Komma)

La vallée des torrents  (M. Borek)

Partly improvised piece in Olivier Messiaen's Mode 2, recorded live February 17, 2018 at Komma Wörgl. Remixed at MVB Records

 

Cloches sur le lac (live at Komma)

Cloches sur le lac (M. Borek)

Partly improvised piece in Olivier Messiaen's Mode 2, recorded live February 17, 2018 at Komma Wörgl. Remixed at MVB Records

 

Hatikva (Live at Komma)

Hatikva

Free improvisation on Hatikva and main theme of Schindler's List (John Williams). Recorded live at Komma Wörgl, February 17, 2018. Remixed at MVB Records

 

Improvisation II (Live at Komma)

Improvisation in Eb, recorded live at Komma Wörgl, February 17, 2018. Remixed at MVB Records

 

Improvisation I (Live at Komma)

Improvisation on Verdi's theme La Forza del Destino, recorded live at Komma Wörgl, February 17, 2018. Remixed at MVB Records

 

La grotte de cristal

La grotte de cristal (M. Borek)

Improvisation in Olivier Messiaen's Mode 2, recorded January 2016 in multi track on Yamaha C3 piano at MVB Records

 

Hatikva (live)

Hatikva

Free improvisation on Hatikva and main theme of Schindler's List (John Williams). Recorded live at Eremitage Schwaz, December 6, 2015. Remixed at MVB Records

 

Live at Eremitage: Improvisation II

Improvisation in D major, recorded live at Eremitage Schwaz, November 28, 2014. Remixed at MVB Records

 

Live at Eremitage: Improvisation I

Improvisation in A minor, recorded live at Eremitage Schwaz, November 28, 2014. Remixed at MVB Records

 

Live at Sunside: Cloches sur le lac

Cloches sur le lac (M. Borek)

Improvisation in Olivier Messiaen's Mode 2, recorded live on Zoom H4n at Sunside Paris, October 4, 2014. Remixed at MVB Records


Ballade in A  (Live at Treibhaus 2014)

Ballade in A (M. Borek)

Largely improvised piece based on the final harmonies of my composition Valse de Mai (for my wife Valérie)

Recorded live February 5, 2014 at Treibhaus Innsbruck

Remixed at MVB Records


Improvisation in Mode 2 (Live at Treibhaus 2014)

1. mvt.: Cloches sur le lac (M. Borek)

2. mvt.: La vallée des torrents  (M. Borek)

Improvisation in Mode 2 refers to the second mode of Olivier Messiaen’s modes of limited transposition. This second mode, which corresponds to the semitone-tone-semitone-tone scale, allows evolving freely between the implicitly included minor and major tonalities, and offers in my view a fascinating harmonic environment, somewhere between classical and jazz musical languages. The two movements are in large parts improvised, and their titles are meant as obvious allusions to Debussy and Ravel...

Recorded live February 5, 2014 at Treibhaus Innsbruck

Remixed at MVB Records

 

The Journey (Remember Rio): Live at Treibhaus 2013

The Journey (M. Borek)

The piece is freely improvised after the introductory rhythmical section (from 02:33 on). The subtitle refers to Jarrett's Rio Part XV, from which the final part of the piece is inspired.

Recorded live January 14, 2013 at Treibhaus Innsbruck

Remixed at MVB Records

 

Remember

Entirely improvised piece, inspired by Keith Jarrett's Rio Part XV

Recorded December 19, 2011 at MVB Records Remixed May 2013 at MVB Records (CD "Remember" MVB 9809)

Photos: EA Photography

 

Snow Over The Ocean (live)

Entirely improvised Encore in Ab major, recorded live at ORF Studio Innsbruck, January 28, 2003.

Remixed November 2014 at MVB Records

 

Remember The Ocean (live)

Entirely improvised Encore in D major, recorded live at Komma Wörgl, February 22, 2002 (engineer: Hanno Ströher)