LUBOMYR MELNYK Rivers & Streams
Ukrainian pianist Lubomyr Melnyk has often felt that his unique Continuous Music playing is akin to water – flowing and ever connected. As he further developed his technique, and the more the notes flowed, the closer to water he felt. “I found my hands and arms and everything inside them changing from normal muscle and flesh to well… water.”
With his latest album, Rivers and Streams, Lubomyr focuses deeply on this connection to water, to the point where the music itself begins to embody its liquid form. Produced by Robert Raths and Jamie Perera, the album flows seamlessly from the live recordings of The Pool of Memories, captured in a church, to pieces entirely born in the studio, such as Sunshimmers and Ripples in a Water Scene, which feature Perera on acoustic and electric guitar.