Piotr
Moss

Bio

Born 1949, Bydgoszcz, Poland.  He as prolific as his work is diverse. His early years in Poland writing for cinema and theatre are still traceable inluences but his compositional stlye owes more to the dramatic shift which occurred on meeting Nadia Boulanger in 1976. An encounter which "changed my way of thinking, my artistic ethic...I understood that the responsabilityof the artist is to professional rigour...not to waste the gift which not his alone...". There is immense suppleness in his work, straddling multiple techniques of composition, tradition and iconoclasm. Piotr Moss would probably allign himself with the romantics and neo-romantics, and it is the essential humanism pervading his work that renders it immediately more accessible and less hermetic than that of his contemporaries.

Born 1949, Bydgoszcz, Poland.  He as prolific as his work is diverse. His early years in Poland writing for cinema and theatre are still traceable inluences but his compositional stlye owes more to the dramatic shift which occurred on meeting Nadia Boulanger in 1976. An encounter which "changed my way of thinking, my artistic ethic...I understood that the responsabilityof the artist is to professional rigour...not to waste the gift which not his alone...". There is immense suppleness in his work, straddling multiple techniques of composition, tradition and iconoclasm. Piotr Moss would probably allign himself with the romantics and neo-romantics, and it is the essential humanism pervading his work that renders it immediately more accessible and less hermetic than that of his contemporaries.

Album Title Alt. Duration Compo/Artist Description Keywords
CEZ4125 La Zingara
[CEZ4125 - 2]
0 2'41 Piotr Moss Melancholic & animated. In the spirit of Italian neo-realism cinema. Small ensemble with [...] circus music, Italian cinema, circus, funfair, Italy [...]
CEZ4386 Burlesque Czardas
[CEZ4386 - 1]
0 1'56 Piotr Moss Czardas. Traditional Hungarian dance. Joyful, bouncy & dancing. Clarinet, oboe, strings, [...] Hungary, csardas, gipsy violin, slapstick, cimbalom [...]
CEZ4125 Tovaritch Waltz
[CEZ4125 - 6]
0 2'24 Piotr Moss Russian waltz. Nostalgic & swinging. Small ensemble with violin, clarinet & honky-tonk [...] circus music, 1920, funfair, German realism, 1930 [...]
CEZ4125 Berliner Ragtime
[CEZ4125 - 1]
0 2'28 Piotr Moss Easy-going & old-fashioned. 1920's style. Small ensemble with clarinet & violin. circus music, retro cabaret, German realism, 1920, 1930 [...]
CEZ4112 Something's Growling
[CEZ4112 - 1]
0 1'26 Piotr Moss Worrying & mysterious. Bass clarinet & percussion. horror, disturbing, bass clarinet, complex, contemporary art [...]
CEZ4112 Out Of Step
[CEZ4112 - 4]
0 1'18 Piotr Moss Doubtful & disturbing. Piano, cello with phasing fx. suspended atmosphere, horror, unclassifiable, disturbing, mysterious [...]
CEZ4112 Slippery Slope
[CEZ4112 - 6]
0 2'02 Piotr Moss Comically frightening. Tragicomic. Violin & cello duet. Glissando fx. contemporary serious music, instrumental, Twentieth century music, abstract art, dissonant [...]
CEZ4125 Magic Limelight
[CEZ4125 - 9]
0 3'28 Piotr Moss Dreamy & delicate. Piano, double-bass, cymbals & vibes. circus music, tender, magician & funambulist, simple, magical [...]
CEZ4112 Strong Minded
[CEZ4112 - 2]
0 0'39 Piotr Moss Obstinate & eccentric. Piano & percussion. slapstick, relentless, do-it-yourself, industry, mechanical [...]
CEZ4112 Manic Mechanics
[CEZ4112 - 3]
0 0'33 Piotr Moss Weird & ironic. Xylophone, rattle & violin. quirky, fx tick-tock, unclassifiable, time (tick-tock), contemporary art [...]
CEZ4112 Glass Echo
[CEZ4112 - 13]
0 1'40 Piotr Moss Mysterious & haunting. Cymbal played with a bow - like a glass harmonica. paranormal, primitive art, atmospheric, cymbal con arco, sparse [...]
CEZ4112 Tip Toe In The Dark
[CEZ4112 - 14]
0 0'41 Piotr Moss Mysterious & sparse. Cello pizzicato & breath. primitive art, suspended atmosphere, horror, unclassifiable, insidious [...]
CEZ4112 Double Trouble
[CEZ4112 - 15]
0 2'20 Piotr Moss Strange & dissonant. Clarinet duet. dissonant, paranormal, psychotic, contemporary art, clarinet (all) [...]
CEZ4112 Waiting For No One
[CEZ4112 - 20]
0 1'48 Piotr Moss Profoundly sad & desolate. Piano, double-bass & vibes. destiny, social drama, introspective, sad, French cinema [...]
CEZ4125 Clownery
[CEZ4125 - 4]
0 2'06 Piotr Moss Slapstick & clumsy. Circus music. Small ensemble with clarinet, trumpet, violin & [...] circus music, slapstick, circus, dissonant, quirky [...]
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