Christian Mason - Unseen Light | Col Legno WWE1CD40415

Christian Mason - Unseen Light

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Label: Col Legno

Cat No: WWE1CD40415

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 1st April 2016

Contents

Artists

Carolin Widmann (violin)
Simon Lepper (piano)
Marisol Montalvo (soprano)
Anna Clare Hauf (mezzo-soprano)
Bamberger Symphoniker
Klangforum Wien
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin

Conductors

Christoph Eschenbach
Clark Rundell
Gergely Madaras

Works

Mason, Christian

Clear Night for orchestra
Isolarion: Rituals of Resonance for orchestra
Layers of Love for 13 players
Learning Self-Modulation for violin and piano
The Years of Light for 2 voices, 12 harmonicas and mixed ensemble

Artists

Carolin Widmann (violin)
Simon Lepper (piano)
Marisol Montalvo (soprano)
Anna Clare Hauf (mezzo-soprano)
Bamberger Symphoniker
Klangforum Wien
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin

Conductors

Christoph Eschenbach
Clark Rundell
Gergely Madaras

About

A 2015 Composers’ Prize Winner at the Ernst Siemens Music Foundation. Light, of course. Radiance. It comes from – it comes in – British composer, Christian Mason’s music in the same way it comes from and in with reflections of other composers, going back through Gérard Grisey to Guillaume Dufay and the anonymous authors of plainchant (to cite some plausible kinships), by virtue of how the sound is at one with resonance. This is so, even when Mason – like his nearest musical connections, who include Scelsi, Radulescu and Stockhausen as well as Grisey – is dealing with complex, clangorous resonances: the sounds of bells, as it might be, or of wind blowing through a frost-covered tree. Such luminous congruity may derive, in Mason’s case, from an awareness of spectral music, but the stimulus may equally have been a matter more of acoustic fact and personal experience. ‘When you play the violin,’ he has remarked, ‘the open E-string seems to ring in the ear.’

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