Senses. Omar Sosa
Catalog: OTA 1026
Omar Sosa's new solo piano recording was born at EMPAC, the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY in February 2012. Omar was invited to an artist residency at EMPAC with Zimbabwean dancer / choreographer Nora Chipaumire to compose the music for Nora's dance-theater piece, Miriam, inspired partly by the life of legendary South African singer Miriam Makeka. During the residency period, Omar was able to use the state-of-the art facilities at EMPAC, including a magnificent Yamaha CFIII concert grand piano, to record solo piano. The resulting improvisations comprise Omar's sixth solo piano CD, Senses. Senses is a very personal, intimate set of 16 piano improvisations â€“ relaxed, introspective, infused with calm and tranquility.