An astounding journey
What strikes you rapidly is the contrast between the electronics and the sheer humanity of the pianist. The tone, the nuance and phrasing of Vicky Chow's astounding performance contrast with the mechanical exactitude of the electronics. And listening to her tumble endlessly through complex high-speed patterns, there is a sense of ballet, of muscular energy, of willpower. With the electronics, it's just mechanical repetition. Chow emerges as human - daring, singing, dancing in a way that circuits will never, never emulate.