Artistic Research at the piano: "...compact, intelligent and ultimately convincing. [...] For accustomed ears, the idea of a piano emitting the kind of sonorities found herein is not entirely avulsed from a (peculiar) normality; still, “normality” has another meaning when one takes a look at certain names in Friedl’s curriculum. Alex Von Schlippenbach, Mario Bertoncini, Phill Niblock, Elliott Sharp. Just saying. Studying and performing in such honorable company is not the stuff of everyday; if you add the protagonist’s renowned zest for snatching the unusual from the jaws of convention, everything becomes instantly clearer.
There’s innovative pianism and sensible innovative pianism."