Pioneering Classical pianist Christopher O’Riley is taking the innovative step of releasing a digital single of his interpretation of “Heart Shaped Box,” a song composed by the late Kurt Cobain for his group Nirvana, available exclusively at iTunes on April 28th. Look for it featured on iTunes’ “Rock” page! On May 5th the digital single will be widely released to other music download sites.
“Heart Shaped Box” was recorded In Baltimore, December of 2008, produced by Paul Geluso with Manex Ibar and Christopher O’Riley co-producing. Mr. O’Riley performed on a Hamburg Steinway Model D piano and was recorded by: five microphones inside the piano as well as 360 degree surround microphone system developed by ATT Bell labs known as the “Death Star,” comprising seven microphones: two Spaced Omnis; Class A microphone Pre-Amps; 96K 24 Bit Recorder; 5.1 Monitoring.