The six movements of Forth Project are based upon the paintings of artist Mark Forth. In the liner notes, he refers to his use of light and shadow. Denisch’s treatment of the material makes similar use of an auditory chiaroscuro that exploits the capabilities of both instrument and performer. The listener will discern influences of jazz and popular music. Although I often felt assured by elements of the familiar, I was pushed into a contemplative posture by interludes that invited introspection. Kudos to pianist Sandra Herbert for a performance that was both powerful and sensitive.
– RONALD HORNER