Georges Aperghis: Solo

Klangforum Wien

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Format: CD

Cat No: KAI0015099

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Release Date:  30 April 2021

Label:  Kairos Re ords

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  9120010280993

Genres:  Classical  Contemporary Classical  

  • Description

    “I always have this mental image of a small, imaginary theatre. When I compose music, however, I don’t think of the musicians’ bodies and their movements. I simply think of the music. I compose sound-gestures, not bodily gestures.� - Georges Aperghis

    In accordance with his line of thinking, he sets sound gestures to music in his instrumental pieces, proceeding from linguistic units – even in pieces which have absolutely no textual source.

    One might be able to describe his works for solo instruments as literally inventing a new sound language, as “speaking music�.

    This album is part of Klangforum Wien’s “Solo� 5-CD series of recordings of pieces for one performer, which is the ensemble’s response to the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Georges Aperghis: Lopsided Sob (20159 For Accordion
      • 2. Ruinen (1994) For Trombone
      • 3. Schattentheater (2020) For Viola
      • 4. P.S. (2010) For Saxophone
      • 5. The Only Line (2009) For Violin
      • 6. Deux Cents Quatre-vingt Mesures (1979) For Clarinet
      • 7. Tag Ohne Nacht (2020) For Contraforte