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James Tenney: Critical Band

Performance of James Tenney’s “Critical Band” During the ORCiM Festival 2013 at the Orpheus Institute in Ghent, BE.
Performed by EM62 (www.modelo62.com), Trio Scordatura (www.trioscordatura.com), Juan Parra Cancino (www.juanparrac.com) and ORCiM researchers (www.orcim.be) on October 4, 2013.

Gonzalo Gimenez: Linarias

Perfoermed by Modelo62 at conDiT 2013 under the conduction of Ezequiel Menalled.

Hugo Morales Murguía: Mechanical Tension

Performed byEnsemble Modelo62 at Dag in de Branding 2012 in Den Haag, NL.

Philip Glass: String Quartet No. 3 (based on Mishima)

These six pieces form the String Quartet No 3, written and composed by Philip Glass, originally for the soundtrack of Paul Schrader’s film Mishima (1985). The six tracks correspond to the following tracks of the original soundtrack:

1957: Award Montage 3:31 

November 25 - Ichigaya 1:09 

Grandmother and Kimitake 3:28 

1962: Body Building 1:29 

Blood Oath 2:48 

Mishima Closing 2:55 

Performed by the Sonic.Art Saxophone Quartet who are Alexander Doroshkevich, Annegret Schmiedl, Martin Possega, Ruth Velten.

Released in 2011 on Genuin label.

Morton Subotnick: 4 Butterflies, Butterfly 4

New stereo & surround mixes by the composer.

This disc brings the first CD and surround release of the quadrophonic work for analog tape 4 Butterflies, and Subotnick’s live remix/recomposition of the classic tape piece Until Spring as Until Spring: Revisited plus, on DVD only, A Sky of Cloudless Sulphur: Revisited.

Until Spring was first conceived in 1975 on the Buchla synthesizer using only analog techniques. “It was about 10 years from Silver Apples to Until Spring,” Subotnick explains, “and I’d evolved a whole concept and a technique, but I had gone as far as I could go with it. I could do everything I wanted to do, but I couldn’t do it in real time.” As computers and software developed in the coming decades, Subotnick created a software-based instrument that he felt could allow him to complete his original vision, which led to Until Spring: Revisited, a reinterpretation constructed around source materials from Until Spring, recorded live in San Francisco. The work has been performed many times by the ensemble of Morton Subotnick (live electronics), Miguel Frasconi (live electronics and glass harp), and stunning live improvisational visual accompaniment by Sue Costabile (SUE-C) [the latter on DVD only].

Four Butterflies was originally released as a stereo LP on Columbia Records. This is its first release on CD. Mode has made a high-resolution transfer from the analog master tapes, newly remixed by the composer. Set in four sections separated by two interludes, Four Butterflies is a floating, mysterious electronic landscape. On DVD, two sections are accompanied by films created by artist Mario Castillo, which were projected during live performances during the period of the premiere. These films have not been seen since that time and have been newly transferred for this release. Also, one movement is accompanied with Subotnick’s original video experiments, never publicly screened before.

Rogelio Sosa: Espasmo Fulgor

The Arditti Quartet: Mexico, Mode 165 

This recording features six of the most inventive younger composers (born between 1957 and 1977) in Mexico’s contemporary music scene.

Irvine Arditti and the Arditti Quartet give the first performances of many of these works for string quartet or solo violin.

Rogelio Sosa studied with Julio Estrada and then in France at the Les Ateliers UPIC, IRCAM and the University of Paris VIII. He has received the Bourges and Russolo prizes for electronic music. In Espasmo fulgor, all interval material comes from the violin’s tuning, playing techniques and timbres; in the electronic part, all original sound material - later transformed - also comes from the violin. This contrasted duality can be observed in obsessive pulsation, surprise attacks, piercing registers, shining timbres, and brilliant textures.

Helmut Lachenmann: Reigen seliger Geister

JACK Quartet
Ari Streisfeld, violin
Chris Otto, violin
John Pickford Richards, viola
Kevin McFarland, cello

Mode 267

György Kurtág: In nomine - all’ongherese (2001, rev. 2004

Maurizio Barbetti, viola

Mode 230

Alvin Lucier: Small Waves

Hildegard Kleeb, piano
Roland Dahinden, trombone
The Arditti Quartet

Mode 124

Alvin Lucier: Silver Streetcar for the Orchestra

Brian Johnson, triangle

Mode 178

Chris Newman: Cologne

Ensemble KNM Berlin
Steffen Tast, conductor
Chris Newman, voice

Mode 268

John Luther Adams: Clusters on a Quadrilateral Grid 3

Percussion Group Cincinnati (Mode 153)

Johannes Schöllhorn: clouds and sky

Jan-Philip Schulze, piano 
WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln 
Peter Rundel, conductor

Mode 255

 

James Tenney: Critical Band

Performance of James Tenney’s “Critical Band” During the ORCiM Festival 2013 at the Orpheus Institute in Ghent, BE.
Performed by EM62 (www.modelo62.com), Trio Scordatura (www.trioscordatura.com), Juan Parra Cancino (www.juanparrac.com) and ORCiM researchers (www.orcim.be) on October 4, 2013.

Gonzalo Gimenez: Linarias

Perfoermed by Modelo62 at conDiT 2013 under the conduction of Ezequiel Menalled.

Hugo Morales Murguía: Mechanical Tension

Performed byEnsemble Modelo62 at Dag in de Branding 2012 in Den Haag, NL.

Philip Glass: String Quartet No. 3 (based on Mishima)

These six pieces form the String Quartet No 3, written and composed by Philip Glass, originally for the soundtrack of Paul Schrader’s film Mishima (1985). The six tracks correspond to the following tracks of the original soundtrack:

1957: Award Montage 3:31 

November 25 - Ichigaya 1:09 

Grandmother and Kimitake 3:28 

1962: Body Building 1:29 

Blood Oath 2:48 

Mishima Closing 2:55 

Performed by the Sonic.Art Saxophone Quartet who are Alexander Doroshkevich, Annegret Schmiedl, Martin Possega, Ruth Velten.

Released in 2011 on Genuin label.

Morton Subotnick: 4 Butterflies, Butterfly 4

New stereo & surround mixes by the composer.

This disc brings the first CD and surround release of the quadrophonic work for analog tape 4 Butterflies, and Subotnick’s live remix/recomposition of the classic tape piece Until Spring as Until Spring: Revisited plus, on DVD only, A Sky of Cloudless Sulphur: Revisited.

Until Spring was first conceived in 1975 on the Buchla synthesizer using only analog techniques. “It was about 10 years from Silver Apples to Until Spring,” Subotnick explains, “and I’d evolved a whole concept and a technique, but I had gone as far as I could go with it. I could do everything I wanted to do, but I couldn’t do it in real time.” As computers and software developed in the coming decades, Subotnick created a software-based instrument that he felt could allow him to complete his original vision, which led to Until Spring: Revisited, a reinterpretation constructed around source materials from Until Spring, recorded live in San Francisco. The work has been performed many times by the ensemble of Morton Subotnick (live electronics), Miguel Frasconi (live electronics and glass harp), and stunning live improvisational visual accompaniment by Sue Costabile (SUE-C) [the latter on DVD only].

Four Butterflies was originally released as a stereo LP on Columbia Records. This is its first release on CD. Mode has made a high-resolution transfer from the analog master tapes, newly remixed by the composer. Set in four sections separated by two interludes, Four Butterflies is a floating, mysterious electronic landscape. On DVD, two sections are accompanied by films created by artist Mario Castillo, which were projected during live performances during the period of the premiere. These films have not been seen since that time and have been newly transferred for this release. Also, one movement is accompanied with Subotnick’s original video experiments, never publicly screened before.

Rogelio Sosa: Espasmo Fulgor

The Arditti Quartet: Mexico, Mode 165 

This recording features six of the most inventive younger composers (born between 1957 and 1977) in Mexico’s contemporary music scene.

Irvine Arditti and the Arditti Quartet give the first performances of many of these works for string quartet or solo violin.

Rogelio Sosa studied with Julio Estrada and then in France at the Les Ateliers UPIC, IRCAM and the University of Paris VIII. He has received the Bourges and Russolo prizes for electronic music. In Espasmo fulgor, all interval material comes from the violin’s tuning, playing techniques and timbres; in the electronic part, all original sound material - later transformed - also comes from the violin. This contrasted duality can be observed in obsessive pulsation, surprise attacks, piercing registers, shining timbres, and brilliant textures.

Helmut Lachenmann: Reigen seliger Geister

JACK Quartet
Ari Streisfeld, violin
Chris Otto, violin
John Pickford Richards, viola
Kevin McFarland, cello

Mode 267

György Kurtág: In nomine - all’ongherese (2001, rev. 2004

Maurizio Barbetti, viola

Mode 230

Alvin Lucier: Small Waves

Hildegard Kleeb, piano
Roland Dahinden, trombone
The Arditti Quartet

Mode 124

Alvin Lucier: Silver Streetcar for the Orchestra

Brian Johnson, triangle

Mode 178

Chris Newman: Cologne

Ensemble KNM Berlin
Steffen Tast, conductor
Chris Newman, voice

Mode 268

John Luther Adams: Clusters on a Quadrilateral Grid 3

Percussion Group Cincinnati (Mode 153)

Johannes Schöllhorn: clouds and sky

Jan-Philip Schulze, piano 
WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln 
Peter Rundel, conductor

Mode 255

 

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