Lukas Ligeti - That Which Has Remained ... That Which Will Emerge ... | Col Legno COL20452

Lukas Ligeti - That Which Has Remained ... That Which Will Emerge ...

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Label: Col Legno

Cat No: COL20452

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 26th March 2021

Contents

Artists

Barbara Kinga Majewska (soprano)
Pawel Szamburski (clarinet)
Patryk Zakrocki (violin, viola, mbira)
Mikolaj Pałosz (cello)
Wojtek Kurek (drums, synthesiser)
Lukas Ligeti (electronics, marimba lumina)

Works

Ligeti, Lukas

That Which Has Remained ... That Which Will Emerge ...

Artists

Barbara Kinga Majewska (soprano)
Pawel Szamburski (clarinet)
Patryk Zakrocki (violin, viola, mbira)
Mikolaj Pałosz (cello)
Wojtek Kurek (drums, synthesiser)
Lukas Ligeti (electronics, marimba lumina)

About

Music as meta-memory: In 2015, when he was the artist-in-residence at Warsaw’s POLIN Museum, the internationally renowned percussionist and composer Lukas Ligeti created a unique document in words and sounds that is being presented on this album. The history of Polish Jews, which is the POLIN museum’s mission to transport and convey, led Lukas Ligeti to contemplate his own (Hungarian-)Jewish background. He conducted numerous interviews with people between the ages of 20 and 98 to talk to them about Jewish life in Warsaw. All interview partners were also asked to sing songs. By way of a precise musical notation, these memories were fed to musicians via headphones in the form of speech, rhythm, and melodies. Those, in turn, were asked to respond intuitively to what they heard and continue the conversation by their, musical means. The result is a touching composition situated somewhere between performance art and concert.

Lukas Ligeti is a composer and improvisor whose original, innovative musical language draws from the European classical tradition, jazz, New York’s “Down-town” experimental music, and various African music traditions. Born in Vienna, Austria, he studied composition at Vienna’s University for Music and Performing Arts and holds a PhD from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He lived in New York City from 1998 until 2015, when he joined the faculty of the University of California, Irvine.

“In November 2015, I was Artist-in-Residence at the POLIN Museum of the His- tory of Polish Jews, located in an area that was, from 1940 until 1943, the Warsaw Ghetto. [...] That Which Has Remained ... That Which Will Emerge ... is a meditation on aural memory and freely-associative ideas inspired by these memories, and the way culture defies destruction in the face of oppression and genocide. [...] You will hear shadows of old Jewish songs and what passing time and our imagination has made of them; a complex lattice of melodies, texts, stories, and dreamscapes, and the voices of Henryk Prajs and others who unearthed their memories to direct our ears to that which has remained and that which will emerge.” – Lukas Ligeti

Tracklisting:
1. Voices ... Silence ...
2. Awakening ... Recalling ... Saposhkelekh
3. City of the Damned
4. Elusive Counterpoint
5. Andenk an Belz ... in the papers, she was Polish
6. Oyfn Veg ... in this country ...

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