Music for Friends, Two is the latest album by composer and bass player, Patrick Neher. All the compositions on the album were written for those that are performing the pieces. These commissions, between friends, carry much more emotional content than pieces written for anonymous patrons. With each performer in mind while writing the pieces, Patrick has managed to enhance the special performance and expressive abilities of each performer.
The music is accessible by today's multi-cultural audience, and yet still provides plenty of challenge to the performers, so that the connection between the music, the audience, and the players is an interactive one. Listeners rarely want to hear Patrick's music only once. It is best heard many times over, to be a part of the discovery, part of the fun, and part of the musical puzzles he presents.
From the sounds of Kurt Weill to Prokofieff to Stravinsky to genres of jazz and folk, one will hear the styles of Patrick's music change from movement to movement, piece to piece. Wary of being categorized, Patrick Neher truly has written music for the 21st Century musician, and for the 21st Century listener.
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