Lubomyr Melnyk is a musician and composer of Ukrainian origin who has created an entirely new language for the piano, called continuous music: a totally new approach to the piano, where complex, multi-levelled noterows give rise to an amazing new sound, where one can hear a full orchestra or even sounds of nature.
Because of the ambient nature of his music, coupled with his extraordinary piano technique, his continuous music has attracted a steadily growing audience, who find the multi-dimensional sound experience to be an fresh and wonderful new face for the piano.
Between 1980 and 1990 he released six analogue albums, two of which were double lp-s, and his “The Song of Galadriel” was listed as “one of the 10 most important albums of our time” by Audio Review Magazine. Since 2000 he has released about 16 new digital albums including “Fallen Trees” on Erased Tapes as well as “Illirion” on SONY Classical Germany.
He has been commissioned by many music groups, including The New Chamber Orchestra of Canada, the ARRAY Ensemble, the CBC radio of Canada, Deutch Rundfunck, the National Ballet of Canada and has collaborated with world famous choreographer Carolyn Carlson.
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