Will Dutta is a multi-talented concert pianist whose debut album, ‘Parergon’, features collaborations with Warp luminaries Plaid, sonic artist John Matthias and composer Max de Wardener.
"A beautiful and hypnotic....exudes a beguiling sensibility that is equal parts classical and electronica"
"Will Dutta is one of those insanely gifted human beings that all our parents hoped they'd produce....Will's outstanding piano composition here expertly manipulated into a stunning shimmering whole by its digital production...One of the most deeply rejuvenating musical experiences we've come across"
"Pianist and composer Will Dutta has long made it his mission to join the dots between Modern Classical and Dance music' more adventurous fringes, and with debut album Parergon he makes the links more tangible than ever. This track, a mesmerising collaboration with long-standing electronic luminaries Plaid, is a great example of Dutta's ability to marry compositional depth and sonic ambition with Electronica's established tones and timbres"
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“Will Dutta may not be so much of a widely recognised name but in the sphere of contemporary music and sound art he has a distinguished background....The sound of the piano does run through the core of Parergon, but it is never one dimensional. Dutta manages to strike a balance between proto-avant-garde contemporary classical and cinematic, electronic miniatures. The range of ideas that fizz and bubble under the surface ensure there is plenty here for the musically curious to enjoy”
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“Collaborators Plaid make their appearance unabashedly known on the storming opener Distance, which combines Dutta's fluent command of the piano with violent flashes of shimmering metallic chimes… Parergon is worth owning for this life-affirming piece of music alone.”
“Will Dutta's Music lies at the nexus where modern classical, New Age and ambient electronica meet. He draws from all of them to create his own sonic geography. Sometimes it is lushly beautiful, other times its sounds as tortured and harsh as modern life, with textures that range from the stark purity of his piano to sounds heavily modified and manipulated by a bevy of producers. With Parergon Dutta has created a daring debut, crammed with ambition but carried off with unerring vision and ability.”
E Music *****