“Disquiet” takes its name from a collection of proes by Portuguese poet, Fernando Pessoa, whose writings about aloneness, inclement weather, and yearning furnished my imagination for this project.
The composed vignettes and improvisations were conceived to explore the expressive possibilities of the Una Corda, a one-string-per-note piano developed by Finnish instrument builder David Klavins and Nils Frahm.
Masa Kamaguchi (bass) and RJ Miller (drums) levitated this spontaneous afternoon encounter, co-produced by Shahzad Ismaily, at Figure 8 Studios in Brooklyn, where the only known Una Corda resides stateside.
- Richard Sears, December 2020
released December 4, 2020
Richard Sears – Una Corda, compositions
Masa Kamaguchi – bass
RJ Miller – drums
Engineered and co-produced by Shahzad Ismaily
Produced by Richard Sears
Mixed by Ari Chersky
Mastered by Timothy Stollenwork at Stereophonic Mastering
Album Art by Yuko Yamaguchi
Cover Design by Maria Jarzyna
Recorded on 6.14.19 at Figure 8 Studios, Brooklyn, NY