Ernesto Diaz-Infante


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Two original pieces for solo piano are on this CD named with the Mayan word for artist. The first, "Pax Preludes," is in 13 sections. Sparse and skeletal improvisations on a patient but fluid theme make this piece even and tranquil, drowsily content and serene. "Mariposa Liviana" is stylistically mated to the "Preludes" but bears a closer placement of notes for a fuller composition, allowing for a closer study of contrasting volume and sustain. The development of the base material saves Itz'at from slipping into the rut that houses much of minimalism.

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