The Richter Scale
The Richter Scale is the latest release from Heresy Records – a new piano composition by German composer Boris Bergmann. The hour-long work was created for Steinway’s Spirio | r, respected as the world’s finest high resolution player piano and receives a stupendous performance on this premiere CD by the young Chinese Steinway Artist Ji Liu.
The Richter Scale is a programmatic composition in 11 movements inspired by Charles F. Richter’s scale for measuring the magnitude of earthquakes.
The Richter Scale premiered in concert at Steinway Hall London in November in 2019 and was recorded at Steinway Shanghai in September 2021. Over the past year the young London-based Chinese pianist Ji Liu as performed the piece at major concert venues throughout China.
The Richter Scale Premixes
On Friday 6th January 2023, Heresy Records will release The Richter Scale Premixes, a 4-track digital recording by Berlin-based techno producer/musician Khan of Finland, German composer, Boris Bergmann and Chinese pianist, Ji Liu.
Called Premixes because they were recorded and made prior to the release of their source material; these remixes are techno orchestrations of Bergmann’s upcoming recording of The Richter Scale. The Premixes fuse elements of elegiac ambience, plangent and driving percussion and a plethora of other electronic sounds and moods to create a unique new listening experience.
The Richter Scale Premixes is the first of three releases from The Richter Project which is centred on the upcoming recording of Boris Bergmann’s, The Richter Scale, an hour long contemporary classical piano composition performed by Steinway Artist, Ji Liu.
The Richter Scale is a virtuosic piece composed of 11 movements and performed by Ji Liu on the Steinway Spirio/r, the world’s most advanced player piano. It features several movements composed for four hands. These movements are performed and programmed (on the Spirio) by Ji who plays with – and against himself – in a stunning colloquy between man and machine.
The Richter Scale Premixes are available at digital shops and streaming services globally including Amazon, Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, YouTube, etc.
Citadel of Song
Heresy Records announces a double album release of Citadel of Song by medieval/jazz/rock ensemble Anakronos.
The songs from Giovanni Boccaccio’s 14th century masterpiece, The Decameron are revivified through bold new interpretations as conceived by Caitríona O’Leary.
“With this revival of 14th century Italian love poetry, the Irish singer Caitríona O’Leary confirms her status as the world’s leading early music avant-gardist.” – AUDIO Magazine
The Book of Moments
Heresy Records have released Ji Liu’s, Sonata Fantasy, The Book of Moments. The 18 hour and 9-minute-long piece was awarded the Longest Officially Released Instrumental by Guinness World Records.
The Island of Saints
The Island of Saints is a new ground-breaking feature length music film by director Eric Fraad inspired by the medieval/jazz fusion ensemble Anakronos’ highly-acclaimed album, The Red Book of Ossory and its backstory.
The Wexford Carols, Vol. II
Strange Wonders, The Wexford Carols, Vol. II Brings Together Folk, Classical and Traditional Music Luminaries to Present Ireland’s Greatest Christmas Music.
Out now on Heresy Records
Produced by Ethan Johns and Dom Monks Featuring Singers Caitríona O’Leary, Seth Lakeman, John Smith, Clara Sanabras & Stile Antico with Instrumentalists Alison Balsom, Olov Johansson, Simone Colavecchi, Mel Mercier, Ethan Johns, Deirdre O’Leary & John Hearne.
“A supremely beautiful Christmas disc; warming and different.” – Classical Explorer
The Red Book of Ossory – Anakronos
Inspired Irish poems from the 14th century manuscript, The Red Book of Ossory set to medieval music and performed by a stellar band of early music, jazz and contemporary classical virtuosi.
Heresy Records is an art music label specialising in Early Music, Traditional & World Music, Folk, Contemporary Classical, Electronic Music & innovative fusions of these styles. We work with many of the world’s leading specialists in these genres as well as some of the most gifted emerging instrumentalists, singers & composers.
Heresy Films is a new, independent art film development & production company. We make feature length films, short films & music videos that explore historical and contemporary subjects from highly imaginative, original perspectives.
Love’s Fever – A short film by Eric Fraad.
Based on the song Deh Lassa La Mia Vita from the end of day 7 of Giovanni Boccaccio’s The Decameron.
Music by Lorenzo da Firenze. Featuring Caitríona O’Leary, Edited by Martin Mai, Art Direction by Gareth Jones, Filmed by Tara Slye, Recorded and Mixed by Caitríona O’Leary and Mastered by James Darkin.
Funded by an Arts Council Covid-19 Crisis Response Award.
StampHaikuSong a new digital single and short film composed and performed by Caitríona O’Leary.
Based on Gabriel Rosenstock’s Irish Haiku written as poetic responses to a selection of Irish postage stamps.
Art direction and graphic design by Gareth Jones.
The project was made possible by an Arts Council Covid-19 Crisis Response Award.