Cameron Carpenter is a dazzling young organist who is acclaimed for both his tremendous technique and flashy showmanship. His newly released Telarc CD+DVD set Cameron Live! features his full range: flawlessly performed standard organ repertory; his virtuosic transcriptions and reworkings of a variety of compositions by the masters of classical music; inventive improvisations; and imaginative original works.
ARIA OP.1 is the first of Carpenters original works for organ to be published. It is dedicated to Bradley Althoff (associate producer of Pipedreams, the weekly public radio show devoted to exploring the organ through recordings of performances at new and historic organs, interviews with composers, organists, and organ builders and restorers).
Carpenter's performance notes for this work say simply, No registration; just dynamics and signs to observe or omit, encouraging other organists to improvise.
Works for Piano, Prepared Piano and Toy Piano
February Pieces for Piano and Octet '61 for Jasper Johns