Chris Newman - Ghosts | Mode MODE271

Chris Newman - Ghosts

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Label: Mode

Cat No: MODE271

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 13th October 2014

Contents

Artists

Chris Newman (voice)
Kammerensemble Neue Musik

Conductor

Steffen Tast

Works

Newman, Chris

Cologne
Ghost Symphony
Ghosts
Symphony

Artists

Chris Newman (voice)
Kammerensemble Neue Musik

Conductor

Steffen Tast

About

This CD collects four chamber works in Chris Newman’s idiosyncratic style, performed by one of Berlin’s leading new music ensembles. Newman himself appears as vocal soloist in the work 'Cologne'.

Liner notes are by the composer and the cover picture is one of his art installations.

Chris Newman (b.1958) is an experimental interdisciplinary artist working the mediums of music, painting, video, drawing and literature. He studied music at King’s College London. During this time he met the Russian poet Eugene Dubnov and started to translate Russian poets (Osip Mandelstam, Velimir Khlebnikov), this process of translating proving important for his later work (eg from one medium to another / from life to art).

Newman moved to Cologne, Germany, in 1980 to study with Mauricio Kagel. He founded chamber-punk rock band Janet Smith in 1983 and met Morton Feldman in 1984.

Since the beginning of the 1980s, Newman’s music pieces have been performed at concerts and festivals and recorded for radio productions. He now lives in Berlin.

First Recordings.

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