Improv & Avant-Garde: Year in Review 2010
Published Nov 29, 2010M. Ostermeier Chance Reconstruction (Tench)
On his first full-length release, following two equally sublime minis early in the year, M. Ostermeier manages to quietly assemble a masterfully minimalist house of cards. While his peers in modern bedroom classical are numerous and distinguished, the Baltimore native elaborates on their current fancy for ghostly electronics married to stately acoustics with fundamental elegance. Each piece serves as hints to an eidolon; it's wisps of piano, bowed strings, remnant electrics describe the trace energies from great or sorrowful happenings as they slowly dissipate. Everything for a moment in its right place.