Laura McMillan’s latest album presents twelve solo piano tunes that have as their main theme the idea of staying in the moment, even a little bit after the moment has passed.
The tracks themselves have that quality of being in the now.
Some music doesn’t register until long after it has stopped playing, and that
may not be a result of the music itself, but rather other things that distract
or preoccupy us. McMillan’s compositions, however, demand your attention as you
listen to them, but not in an overbearing way. Her graceful, nuanced
performances draw you in gently, allowing you to enjoy each masterful keystroke
and flash of brilliant phasing.
McMillan has succeeded in creating a work that not only inspires
us to linger longer in moments that matter, but also helps us to commemorate
those moments with beautiful music.