Birke J Bertelsmeier - folklich | Col Legno WWE1CD40414

Birke J Bertelsmeier - folklich

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Label: Col Legno

Cat No: WWE1CD40414

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 1st April 2016

Contents

Artists

Armida Quartet
Birke J Bertelsmeier (glasses, piano))
Ivana Ternay (flute)
Lukas Maria Kuen (piano)
Julian Riem (piano)
Paul Rivinius (piano)
Ensemble Modern
Bamberger Symphoniker

Conductors

Jonathan Stockhammer
Christoph Eschenbach

Works

Bertelsmeier, Birke J

Amorette I and II for 4 pianists at 2 pianos
Giromaniaco for ensemble
Quartettstuck
WhirliGigue for solo flute
Zimzum for symphony orchestra
folklich for ensemble
hineidunke for string quartet and glasses

Artists

Armida Quartet
Birke J Bertelsmeier (glasses, piano))
Ivana Ternay (flute)
Lukas Maria Kuen (piano)
Julian Riem (piano)
Paul Rivinius (piano)
Ensemble Modern
Bamberger Symphoniker

Conductors

Jonathan Stockhammer
Christoph Eschenbach

About

A 2015 Composers’ Prize Winner at the Ernst Siemens Music Foundation. A simple melody, well-formed and self-contained, is to be played ‘with utter calm and exquisite tone’, and yet something seems to be amiss. An ensemble for new music, that plays standing up, like an early music group. A simple, incessantly repeated rhythmic model, but its regularity always threatens to lose its balance. Confounding moments such as these are ubiquitous in the music of Birke J. Bertelsmeier, indeed, she positively seeks them out: they reveal the composer's fascination with controlled imperfection and calculated approximation. In folklich (2012), a piece that not only alludes to folk music in its title, the musicians are up on their feet, so that they can bring across their soloistic presence and the musical energy of the piece to the listeners. The fact that they also happen to use their feet to bring forth noises specified in the score is a further source of bemusement.

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