max richter

a British-based, German-born pianist and composer evokes an almost overwhelming atmosphere of nostalgia and something forlorn in this beautifully recorded instrumental album. Nostalgia, because of the instrumentation (piano, strings, organ, harp, speech), the amount of applied reverberation and the subtle use of ambient sound effects; something forlorn, because of the near exclusive use of minor triad chords.

hella jongerius

Like her peers, Jongerius has goaded modernism out of its effete, minimalist rut, humanizing technology by embracing imperfection and decoration in ways subversive enough to charm the avant-garde but sweet enough for your grandmother. Jongerius describes the Dutch sensibility in general when she calls her approach "form follows feeling."

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