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Helmut Lachenmann - Nun

Helmut Lachenmann - Nun
ID: KAI0012142
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection:
Chamber Music
Subcollection: Chamber Ensemble

Nun:Ruin-like music - which acquires its own kind of beauty from the debris and fragments of the past.

Includes booklet with texts by Helmut Lachenmann, Christoph Metzger and Michael
21.00 eur Buy

Enno Poppe - Interzone

Enno Poppe - Interzone
ID: KAI0012552
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection:
Vocal Collection
Subcollection: 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
21.00 eur Buy

Beat Furrer - FAMA

Beat Furrer - FAMA
ID: KAI0012562
CDs: 1
Type: SACD
Collection:
Vocal Collection
Subcollection: Voices and Orchestra

World premiere recording

“... and every voice reaches listening ears”: When one blocks out the context of this formulation in Ovid’s brilliant description of the house of Fama, at the beginning of Book XII of his Metamorphoses, one can imagine without difficulty a person, who would find this so obvious an experience, that at first it hardly seems worth mentioning. But everyone, who understands the world by hearing the voices that reach their ‘listening ears’ gains thereby a similar experience, which for the most part we tend to block out, whether in the noisy urban environment or mainly in ostensibly quieter rural surroundings. With every perception, we select, order, classify or, during a visit to a classical concert, aurally ‘correct’ mistunings and overhear those fine overtones, out of which a fascinating cosmos of new sounds has developed in the past decade. Yet if one reads the Ovid rather more carefully, a strange and unique feature of the place described comes into view: it does not distinguish where a sound comes from, does not ask what it is, accepts everything that comes to it, and allows it to reverberate within, transformed into a gentle resonance. What Fama, the goddess of Rumour, then does with this wealth of information lies on a different page of course, and we will yet have to return to it. The open ear registers what comes to it without prejudice, and each listener should not just consciously activate it now and then with music. And Ovid’s image contains something else: the description of Fama’s house as a space filled with sound acts as an express reminder that, for one thing, without a space, sound would be unthinkable. For another, it records both the distance between what is making the sound and the place of its perception as well as the bridging of this distance through the expanse of space. In addition, that account evokes something which fundamentally distinguishes the auditory from other senses of perception: in opposition to the visible, sounds moving in space can freely develop, overcome obstacles without effort and intermingle with one another, without losing their own unique characteristics. In was Ovid’s incredible conception of a place to which all the events and sounds of the world come and find resonance that always fascinated Beat Furrer. (Daniel Ender)

Includes booklet with text by Daniel Ender
21.00 eur Temporarily out of stock

JOSÉ M. SÁNCHEZ-VERDÚ - AURA

JOSÉ M. SÁNCHEZ-VERDÚ - AURA
ID: KAI0013052
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection:
Opera Collection
Subcollection: 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
21.00 eur Buy

B. Ferneyhough: Shadowtime, opera

B. Ferneyhough: Shadowtime, opera
ID: NMCD123
CDs: 2
Type: CD
Collection:
Opera Collection
Subcollection: Voices and Orchestra

Described as a "thought opera", Brian Ferneyhough's Shadowtime sets Charles Bernstein's inventive and complex libretto based on the work, life and imagined death of philosopher and cultural critic Walter Benjamin: it includes a movement for a speaking pianist - Opus contra naturam, the opera's fourth scene - a guitar concerto (Scene II) and ends in an ethereal haze of voices and electronics, Stelae for Failed Time. The performers are all internationally known for their commitment to contemporary music.

Shadowtime is an opera told in seven scenes across 2 CDs and a little over 2 hours of complex and fascinating music. Described as a "thought opera", it is based on the work and life of Walter Benjamin, one of the greatest philosophers and cultural critics of the twentieth century.
28.00 eur Buy

 
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