Sono Luminus releases the ZOFO duet - MIND MELD – thier first CD that features stunning one-piano-four-hands works by Leonard Bernstein (Candide Overture), Harold Shapero (Sonata for Piano Four Hands), Claude Debussy (Six Epigraphes Antiques) and Igor Stravinsky (The Rite of Spring). Recording took place in August 2011 at the state-of-the-art Skywalker Sound Studios in Marin County California. ZOFO will record their second CD with Sono Luminus – MOSH PIT: American Dances for 20 Fingers – in September, 2012 with release scheduled for spring of 2013. MOSH PIT includes works by George Gershwin, John Corigliano, Allen Shawn, Samuel Barber, Conlon Nancarrow, Terry Riley and Paul Schoenfield.
ZOFO believes that the piano duet is the most intimate form of chamber music, with two performers playing synchronized, interwoven lines on one instrument. The intricate choreography of the four hands is as beautiful to watch as the rich tapestry of sounds dancing out of the piano.
ZOFO is deeply committed to enriching the one-piano-four-hands repertoire by commissioning new works each year. Eva and Keisuke recently commissioned a new piano duet from brilliant American composer Gabriela Lena Frank, which will have its world premiere in 2012-13.
Based in San Francisco, ZOFO is a fiscally sponsored Affiliate of The San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music.