Muruch posted about Tristan Allen’s collaboration with Amanda Palmer back in 2010 and I recently stumbled across his debut EP, I-V. It’s a warm and virtuosic performance, channeling the best of Glass and Nyman. The opening track, “Set in Motion,” is breathtaking. I-V is currently available for the low price of $0 at Bandcamp. There’s also a demo track previewing his next collection.
Walking home from a rehearsal one August evening, Amanda Palmer took a random photograph of three Berklee students who were hugging on a bench. One of them, Tristan Allen, turned out to be a fan of Amanda’s band The Dresden Dolls and a piano player himself. Allen invited Amanda to his home to hear his music and long story short, the spontaneous jam session resulted in a webcast and an Amanda Palmer fan-funded debut EP by Tristan Allen. You can hear the duo “duet” in the following piano instrumental they wrote and recorded together for the album. Tristan’s debut featuring Amanda Palmer will be released and available on Kickstarter in December.