Peter Ablinger - Voices and Piano | Kairos KAI0013082

Peter Ablinger - Voices and Piano


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Label: Kairos

Cat No: KAI0013082

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 15th February 2010



Nicolas Hodges (piano)


Ablinger, Peter

Voices and Piano


Nicolas Hodges (piano)


"Voices and Piano, written for Nicolas Hodges, is an extensive cycle of pieces, each for a single recorded voice, mostly of a well-known celebrity, and piano. The cycle is still in progress and should eventually include about 80 pieces/voices (arround 4 hours of music). The work is always meant to occur as a selection from the whole. At present I like to write works where the whole should not be presented at once. The whole should remain the whole, and what we hear is just a part of it." - Peter Ablinger

I often find myself asking where the music in this situation resides. It is clearly not in the piano part alone, nor is it in the recorded voice. It is in the relationship between the two parts, their counterpoint: sometimes they are subtly different parallel lines, sometimes two interweaving yet independent parts, sometimes the piano is a machine desperately attempting to contain or imitate humanity” - Hodges

(01) Bertold Brecht
(02) Gertrude Stein
(03) Lech Walesa
(04) Morton Feldman
(05) Hanna Schygulla
(06) Mao Tse-Tung
(07) Guillaume Apollinaire
(08) Bonnie Barnett
(09) Jean-Paul Sartre
(10) Martin Heidegger
(11) Marcel Duchamp
(12) Heimito von Doderer
(13) Orson Welles
(14) Agnes Gonxha Bojaxiu (Mother Theresa)
(15) Rolf Dieter Brinkmann
(16) Hanns Eisler
(17) Ezra Pound
(18) Ilya Prigogine
(19) Pier Paolo Pasolini

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