Driftglass

Tracks:
1 - Chris Dench: Driftglass
2 - Lois V Vierk: Red Shift
3 - Julia Wolfe: Lick
4 - Gwyn Pritchard: Wayang
5 - Sam Hayden: presence/absence


Australian composer Chris Dench wrote his „Driftglass“ fort he „Elision Ensemble“. This piece is rhythmically extremely complex and tonally refined. The percussionist plays, for example, two vibraphones - one of them detuned by a quarter-tone. The female composers Lois V Vieck and Julia Wolfe are members of the NEW YORK based composer’s group. Their music is strongly influenced by light music, which explains their direct and easily comprehensible rhythms and their preference for electric instruments. English composer Gwyn Pritchard is a close friend of many musicians from Basel. „Wayang“ is an Indonesian word for „shadow“ . It refers here to shadow plays with using stick puppets, in which stories are told in a stylized and parodic way, lying somewhere between humor and tragedy. The densely woven work „presence/absence“ by English Composer Sam Haden is a successful compositional realization for the heterogeneous instrumentation of the CATRALL ensemble, for whom this piece was written.

Australian composer Chris Dench wrote his „Driftglass“ fort he „Elision Ensemble“. This piece is rhythmically extremely complex and tonally refined. The female composers Lois V Vieck and Julia Wolfe are members of the NEW YORK based composer’s group. Their music is strongly influenced by light music. „Wayang“ is an Indonesian word for „shadow“ . It refers in English composer Gwyn Pritchard's piece to shadow plays with using stick puppets. The work „presence/absence“ by English Composer Sam Haden is a successful compositional realization for this heterogeneous instrumentation





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