This is a record that I made really really quickly. As the title suggests, it is an album recorded in little less than one hour: 59 minutes and 54 seconds. Besides being a rather crazy creative challenge, it is also the most personal music I’ve ever made.
I like the feeling of a shared tension in the music contained in this album – in simple terms, neither the listener nor the performer know what note will be played next. I believe there is something very pure and unique lying beneath the spontaneity of this situation. There are no drafts, no studio trickery and no brainy harmony or virtuous melodies. Just a piano, a room and me. All interacting with each other.
59:54 was recorded on a Steinway & Sons grand piano in London on 22nd April 2015 and released the day after.
This album was then re-released as a limited edition cassette, enclosed in a hand-made felt cover. Each copy is numbered and includes an exclusive B-Side called "East of the Sun and West of the Moon". This is a 27-minute long piece of ambient music that is not available anywhere online, meaning there are only 25 copies of this composition.
Written and recorded in London on 22nd April 2015.
Released on 23rd April 2015.