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GÖSTA NEUWIRTH - L'oubli bouilli

GÖSTA NEUWIRTH - L'oubli bouilli
ID: KAI0012972
Disk: 1
Type: CD
Kolekce: Vocal CollectionPodkolekce: Voices and Chamber Ensemble

Gösta’s disinterest in homogenous, unified forms results in swift transitions between sonic states. Non-repetition. “I define sound in terms of structure, not in terms of expressivity.” In this, the sound-and thus probably also its sensuosity, in a gradual, carefully way-is compositionally lent weight in L‘oubli... “via the use of the harp and the keyboard instruments accordion and piano, as well as by exploiting string colours.” Such apparitions of colour change rapidly, fluctuate.
(Lothar Knessl)
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Giacinto Scelsi - Yamaon, Anahit, I presagi / Klangforum Wien - Hans Zender

Giacinto Scelsi - Yamaon, Anahit, I presagi / Klangforum Wien - Hans Zender
ID: KAI0012032
Disk: 1
Type: CD
Kolekce: Vocal Collection

After his hospitalization for a psychological break in the 1950's, Giacinto Scelsi began composing music that was radically different from his earlier, more conventional serial works. Based on explorations of tiny details of timbral variation, his new music defied categorization. His first new works are compelling examinations of repeated notes and their microtonal neighbors. His later pieces are lush sculptures of sound, placed carefully in a silent landscape. 'Okanagon,' is a microscopic observation of repeated low notes, juxtaposed at various angles. In some "views" the ensemble plays percussively on the sides of their instruments, giving the impression of a note magnified so largely that one can hear the individual pulses.
Though it may be difficult to relate Scelsi to other music, it is not without contemporary relevance. Ligeti's string quartets and Penderecki's "Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima" also employ drone and microtonality. Theirs are harsh cries to Scelsi's fascinated murmur, however.
This great collection, all from various stages of Scelsi's second period, shows the development of his style. Unconventional music always risks horrifying misinterpretation but Hans Zender and the Vienna Klangforum honor Scelsi's music with a reverence for timbre and space. The performances are excellent, and beautifully recorded.
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Salvatore Sciarrino - Le voci sottovetro, Infinto nero

Salvatore Sciarrino - Le voci sottovetro, Infinto nero
ID: KAI0012022
Disk: 1
Type: CD
Kolekce: Vocal CollectionPodkolekce: Voices and Chamber Ensemble

(text by Salvatore Sciarrino after Maria Maddalena de' Pazzi)

Attracted by the borderline experiences and solitary forms of a gradually darkening Renaissance, these compositions by Salvatore Sciarrino revolve around three figures from the 16th century, all of whom lost control in the field of tension between feverish living and spiritual demise, between brightness and damnation, inspired, driven and obsessed. The famous poet Torquato Tasso describes in three authentic letters (Lettere poetici) his tormenting visions of goblins and phantoms. This is all reflected in Sciarrino's intense, whispering, whirring music, in which silence is as significant as the birth of sound, "Almost naked, sober," remarks the composer, "and that is an important element when one is listening to music. Only in this way can it bore its way into the flesh."
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LUCA FRANCESCONI - Etymo - Da Capo - A fuoco - Animus

LUCA FRANCESCONI - Etymo - Da Capo - A fuoco - Animus
ID: KAI0012712
Disk: 1
Type: CD
Kolekce: Vocal CollectionPodkolekce: Voices and Chamber Ensemble

...finally exploding in a sea of profundity from which the first words rise. Just like Baudelaire, Luca Francesconi appears to be crying out in the apparent stasis in the middle of the work: “The beautiful life! The beautiful life!” Then everything is reversed in a mirror process, with the energy being reborn of its own antimatter, or perhaps of its memory.

Includes booklet with texts by Colin Roche and Robert Coheur
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JOSÉ M. SÁNCHEZ-VERDÚ - AURA

JOSÉ M. SÁNCHEZ-VERDÚ - AURA
ID: KAI0013052
Disk: 1
Type: CD
Kolekce: Opera CollectionPodkolekce: Voices and Chamber Ensemble

This is a piece about reality and fiction, about the strength of the imagination and the power of the past, and about love...
Mexican author Carlos Fuentes wrote his short story Aura in Paris in 1961. It belongs to the traditions of magic realism and Latin American ghost stories, even if it actually goes far beyond these. In an essay which is almost as long as the actual story, Fuentes not only explained the autobiographical impetus for the tale, but also described the culture-historical and motivic framework within which this story lives. It ranges from ancient Chinese literature to a Japanese story from the 17th century and on to Luis Buñuel’s Exterminating Angel, Alexandre Dumas’ Lady of the Camellias and Verdi’s La Traviata. For Fuentes, Aura is above all a story of eroticism and necrophilia, taking up the time-honoured tradition of stories about eternal fidelity and couples who are reunited in death. (Rainer Pöllmann)

Includes booklet with text by Rainer Pöllmann, libretto by José M. Sánchez-Verdú
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MATTHIAS PINTSCHER - sonic eclipse

MATTHIAS PINTSCHER - sonic eclipse
ID: KAI0013162
Disk: 1
Type: CD
Kolekce: Contemporary musicPodkolekce: Voices and Chamber Ensemble

In the three-part ensemble cycle sonic eclipse (2009-10), another theme of the compositional process is auditory masking as a step-by-step process of concealment. The solo instrument featured in the work’s first part, is the trumpet, with the horn taking up this role in the secont Part. Part three interlinks the two solo instruments, which in turn proceed to integrate themselves fully with the rest of the ensemble. In search of a metaphor for this process, Pintscher hit upon the phenomenon of the eclipse-in which celestial bodies overlap and cast their shadows upon one another at the moment of complete coverage.

From twilight to twilight and from morning to evening is the range spanned by a twilight’s song and the E.E.Cummings poem upon which it is based. Pintscher composes the “in-between”, a
penetration of the poem’s inflection and structure; the pictorial language is re-sketched via the creation of an “integral of the simulated spatiality”. An instrumental ensemble placed at a considerable distance to one another begins with nearly inaudible whispering and proceeds to conjure up an incipient sonic space consisting of heterogeneous events: rasping, floating; pulsations, plosives, breathing. At its centre, the bass flute’s melodious opening gesture of a prepares the register of the soprano.

For Matthias Pintscher, the shir ha shirim (song of songs) is “a supremely condensed compendium of nearly boundless emotional states. All its sections give the impression of having neither beginning, nor end, nor middle, simply being modes of expression that circle one another.” It is from the fifth song that the Pintscher took the text for his a cappella piece. The words “she-cholat ahavah ani” translate as “how lovesick am I”, and for the composer this is a core sentence which sums up the topic of the love song. Not only in terms of content, but also structurally, the famous Hebrew text opens up very special perspectives. “In Hebrew, words are like islands or sources of energy, since everything in the language is derived from short root words. For a musician or a composer, this represents the opportunity to delve deep into the words’ connotations, since one can oneself shape the flow, the route between the individual words, each one of which is like an object.”
(Marie Luise Maintz)

Includes booklet with text by Marie Luise Maintz
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Enno Poppe - Interzone

Enno Poppe - Interzone
ID: KAI0012552
Disk: 1
Type: CD
Kolekce: Vocal CollectionPodkolekce: Voices and Chamber Ensemble

Anne Quirynen video

The interstices are what fascinate artists. Interzone is one such interstice. The title is taken from the book of the same name by William S. Burroughs. It refers to the Moroccan city of Tangier, which was declared an 'international zone' in The Fez Treaty of 1912, thus remaining an undefined space, a zone of indeterminacy, sometimes also of lawlessness. An artificial world, and a world of art, that - not least among literary figures - took on an almost mythical significance. With Interzone, Poppe has broken new ground in his output. It is the product of a triangular relationship between a poet, a composer and a video artist. The complex, multi-layered nature of such a relationship is already indicated by the history of the work‘s composition. A work in progress whose genesis encompassed two years and a constant exchange between all parties involved with numerous changes, as a result of which a great deal of material was discarded, replanned, reconceived and gradually condensed from an idea into a concrete manifestation. (Rainer Pöllmann)


Includes booklet with texts by Marcel Beyer and Rainer Pöllmann
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Beat Furrer - Aria, Solo, Gaspra / Ensemble Recherche

Beat Furrer - Aria, Solo, Gaspra / Ensemble Recherche
ID: KAI0012322
Disk: 1
Type: CD
Kolekce: Chamber MusicPodkolekce: Chamber Ensemble

Beat Furrer’s works leave no doubt that someone is at work here (on himself), whose appreciation of sound and radical rejection of all-too-plausible contextual aesthetics brought forth an altogether distinct language, moving, boldly layered sounds. ensemble recherche provides listeners this exemplary experience.

Includes booklet with text by Björn Gottstein
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Hans Zender - Music to hear

Hans Zender - Music to hear
ID: KAI0012262
Disk: 1
Type: CD
Podkolekce: Chamber Ensemble

Music to hear is characterised by the rhetoric of musical diction: an alternation of tension and relaxation, clearly defined metrics, main themes, the alternation of stressed and unstressed tempi, a comprehensibility of figures, and generally the use of figures at all... (Frank Gerhardt)

Includes booklet with texts by Frank Gerhardt and Jörn Peter Hiekel
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Gérard Grisey - Quatre chants pour franchir le seuil

Gérard Grisey - Quatre chants pour franchir le seuil
ID: KAI0012252
Disk: 1
Type: CD
Kolekce: Chamber MusicPodkolekce: Chamber Ensemble

... As only few other composers, Gérard Grisey was a master at working in these various "altidudes", one who skilfully zoomed back and forth between micro- and macro-time, or, in Grisey's beautiful imagery, between human time and the extended time of whales and the extremely compressed time of insects. and this disposal of time, of the hearing perspevtive - Grisey certainly knew it - affords the music a power that touches on the metaphysical just as the texts of "Quatre chants" do. "Fertilised with time, the music is afforded the power of the sacred of which Georges Bataille speaks; mute and silent forces that invoke and exorcise the sound and its emergence - perhaps and only for a moment. (Peter Niklas Wilson)

Includes booklet with text by Philippe Hurel and Peter Niklas Wilson
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