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räsonanz 1 | Photo: Steffi Loos | Michael Krüger, May 31, 2015

räsonanz 2 | Photo: Steffi Loos | Michael Haefliger and Michael Krüger, May 31, 2015

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Christian Mason: Unseen Light

Clear Night – Learning Self-Modulation – The Years of Light – Isolarion: Rituals of Resonance – Layers of Love

Assembled here in roughly chronological order, these five works also form, the composer suggests, a larger continuity, which perhaps depends on aspects of recurrence and similarity as well as on a through progression.

 

1. Clear Night (2007/2008) 06:44
  Bamberg Symphony, conductor: Christoph Eschenbach  
     
2.–7. Learning Self-Modulation (2011) 20:45
  Carolin Widmann and Simon Lepper  
     
8. The Years of Light (2013/2014) 14:54
  Klangforum Wien, Mezzosoprano; Anne Clare Hauf,  
  Soprano: Marisol Montalvo, conductor: Clark Rundell  
     
9.–11. Isolarion: Rituals of Resonance (2012/2013) 21:45
  Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, conductor: Gergely Madaras  
     
12. Layers of Love (2015) 11:25
  Klangforum Wien, conductor: Clark Rundell  
     
  Total length: 75:41


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Birke J. Bertelsmeier: folklich

If one wanted to characterize the music of Birke J. Bertelsmeier, then it is precisely about characterization, and about characters, that one must speak. The pleasure that this composer takes in inventing memorable musical figures is palpable in every one of her works, no less than her love for double entendre which is already evident in her choice of titles. The works gain an elemental vitality and a musicianly tidiness: „delightedly“ is a frequently recurring performance instruction in her scores. It is far more than a mere prescription for the performers; rather, it conveys something about her music’s basic attitude: there is a defining degree of joie de vivre and worldliness. 

 

1. GIROMANiACO (2013/2015) 13:18
  for Ensemble  
  Ensemble Modern, conductor: Jonathan Stockhammer  
     
2. hineidunke (2012) 06:35
  for String Quartet and Glasses  
  Armida Quartett, Birke J. Bertelsmeier (Glasses)  
     
3. Quartettstück (2008) 11:44
  for String Quartet  
  Armida Quartett  
     
4. folklich (2012)  
  for Ensemble  
  Ensemble Modern, conductor: Jonathan Stockhammer  
     
5. WhirliGigue (2012) 11:03
  for Flute solo  
  Ivana Ternay  
     
  Amorette I und II (2014/2015)  
  for four Pianists and two Pianos  
  Birke J. Bertelsmeier, Lukas Maria Kuen, Julian Riem, Paul Rivinius  
6. Amorette I 08:30
7. Amorette II 07:49
     
8. Zimzum (2015) 07:54
  for Symphony Orchestra  
  Bamberg Symphony,
conductor: Christoph Eschenbach
 
     
  Total length: 75:20
     

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Mark Barden: Monoliths

Mark Barden’s work represents a staging of the failures that occur just before and just beyond the limits of what the body can hear and what it can enact, but where the failure itself is always palpable. The sounds of this music are, by turns, dense, visceral, and febrile; the tangibility of the performer’s loss of precise physical control is mirrored in the listening experience. The listener senses, just barely, a loss of themselves in this moment of shared vulnerability.

 

1. a tearing of vision (2012) 10:55
  Ensemble intercontemporain, conductor: Cornelius Meister  
     
2. Chamber (2006/2007) 11:20
  Mark Barden, Stefan Maier, Max Murray  
     
3. Alam [Schmerz] (2011) 11:35
  Klangforum Wien, conductor: Andreas Eberle  
     
4. flesh|veil (2012) 12:55
  Klangforum Wien, conductor: Andreas Eberle  
     
5. die Haut Anderer (2008) 11:41
  Nicolas Hodges  
     
6.–10. Monoliths I–V (2014) 10:32
  KNM Berlin  
     
 

Total length:

68:58

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Mark Barden: Monoliths

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