"Disordered, chaotic, and messy_irresistible, moving, and sublime" says it all about Carson Kievman's THE TEMPORARY & TENTATIVE EXTENDED PIANO. An amalgam of panic-stricken tonalities, this music presents itself to the fullest degree, incorporating a complex mixture of old and new elements. Versed with a layer-upon-layer feel, at first Kievman's music doesn't seem fitting, as it represents a unique musical polyglot that is unusual and hard to grasp. Hearing obvious influences from Messiaen, Cage, Schoenberg, even Bach, the lack of symmetrical form and stylistic disorientation is at once replaced by the continual evolution and inventiveness that lies underneath. Blending music with the theatrical, visual, and the literary arts, Kievman has unveiled a transparency to his music that relates to joy, pain, and occasionally, the absurd. At times somber and meek, these works have the capacity to suddenly morph into something very powerful. Technical, linear passages progress into shrewd cluster chords that continually move in forward motion, evolving into otherworldly elements. Pianist David Arden performs this collection of Kievman's piano music with controlled reckless abandon. An extreme journey into uncharted musical territory, this fascinating performance is not for the weak of heart.