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From Robert Gerard Pietrusko

While working on this album, I've often thought about the meaning of the word, elegy. As a poem or a piece of music, it is written for the passing of a person or a way of life. The creation and performance of an elegy, however, is not an experience of this original sorrow but is instead its repetition — following a similar pattern, though never the same.

Similarly, Elegiya is based on five piano motifs that are repeated with constant variation and extrapolation across the album's nine tracks. In structure, harmony, and timbre each piece attempts to capture the contradictory condition of a macro-level stasis versus a tumultuous interior, rigorous movement but no progression, and a threat of its own undoing.

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released July 9, 2021

written, performed, and recorded by Robert Gerard Pietrusko
mastered by Stefan Betke @ scape
piano recordings Gund Hall,Cambridge,USA (01.2019)

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