Although at times explosive, 11 Short Works is a collection of compositions that never strays from the aesthetics of quiet. Minimalist yet mellifluous, statically modern yet elegantly classical, it is an album of contrast and continuity.
While using techniques that have become conventional for the modern composer, David Keohane also relies on the expertise of classical instrumentalists to create a work that is in a constant state of progression.
Despite being divided into 5 movements, 11 Short Works compels the listener, through its organic development, to experience the album as a whole.
Having recorded in several locations worldwide, Keohane occasionally demonstrates how music that is traditionally divided can be brought together in an almost inevitable symbiosis.
An album of parts and contradiction governed by a single, unutterable simplicity.