En Blanc et Noir | Antarctica AR0004

En Blanc et Noir


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Label: Antarctica

Cat No: AR0004

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 13th January 2017



A project, a dream. Three composers, about a century apart, sharing their own way of searching for colours and how to express them. Four compositions for cello and piano that explore just as many ways of performing: an original work on gut strings and with the piano of the composer, a short piece for piano in a transcription for cello and piano, a wide-ranging composition for cello and piano with preparations and finally, a work for cello, piano and electronics. An example of how music has evolved in the past century, using basically the same two instruments. A century in colour, so it seems.

The various works have one common feature, namely, that they are part of a cycle. Claude Debussy called the Cello Sonata ‘La première pour violoncelle et piano’, after which he would only complete the Sonata for flute, viola and harp and the Sonata for violin, of the planned collection of six. Daan Janssens’ composition is part of a cycle (Paysages - études), which came into being between 2010 and 2015 and of which (...nada.) is the third part, and each of the Trois Chants pour mieux voir by Jean-Luc Fafchamps stand as compositions of themselves, but the three of them also form a single, intense story.

Aton' & Armide:
- Benjamin Glorieux (cello)
- Sarah Picavet (piano)

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