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Of Note: Bach as a 'Wide Open Field' of Expressive Possibilities

The possibilities of artistic expression are limitless with every piece of music, but composer and pianist Craig Swanson took it to another level with the release of his album “The French Suite Kit.”

Swanson was inspired by pianist Glenn Gould to create multiple unique variations of Bach’s French Suite No. 4 in Eb Major, giving listeners more control over how they prefer to hear Bach expressed.

“Part of the joy of music is its improvisatory nature, and trying to find all of the potential expressions that are worthwhile in your music,” Swanson says. “It seemed to me that there was a wealth of possibility not limiting yourself to one particular way or one particular approach.”

Listen to the full interview between Swanson and Of Note’s Katy Henriksen with the streaming link above.

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