Life, with its extraordinary diversity, brings both light and darkness, and the tension in between is something everyone has felt. In the course of a lifetime we get to know every degree and every nuance of light and shade. And it is precisely the experience that light can be shut out for long periods that makes the full richness and potential of life seem even stronger when light returns. The electroacoustic “Vers la Lumière” connects the classical works for piano on this album to make an uninterrupted whole. Through reflection and innovation David Bratlie’s transitions represents a contemporary voice, and it provides continuity, and looks ahead, on this musical journey with Antonio Bibalo, Franz Liszt and Olivier Messiaen.