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Unerwartet (Unexpected)

Musikfabrik
Release Date: 03/08/2011 
Label:  Wergo   Catalog #: 6857   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  David LangPhilippe BoesmansRichard BarrettLuca Francesconi
Performer:  Seth JoselMelvyn PooreChristian BrücknerThomas Oesterdiekhoff,   ... 
Conductor:  Stefan AsburyEtienne SiebensChristia Christian Eggen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  musikFabrik
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 3 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Unexpected events rupture continuity; they occur suddenly. They create a moment, a now, in which the flow of history dissolves into 'suddenness'. The question posed by David Lang in the title of his melodrama - 'Are you experienced?' - is rhetorical in nature, given that the piece takes a speculative look at the unexpected end of a concert evening. Philippe Boesmans, best known as a composer of operas, surprises us with a 'Biedermeier' sextet. For Richard Barrett, interference becomes a structural principle, and Luca Francesconi knows the formula for driving the formulaic out of music. Unexpected events rupture continuity; they occur suddenly. They create a moment, a now, in which the flow of history dissolves into 'suddenness'. The question posed by David Lang in the title of his melodrama - 'Are you experienced?' - is rhetorical in nature, given that the piece takes a speculative look at the unexpected end of a concert evening. Philippe Boesmans, best known as a composer of operas, surprises us with a 'Biedermeier' sextet. For Richard Barrett, interference becomes a structural principle, and Luca Francesconi knows the formula for driving the formulaic out of music. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Are You Experienced? for electric tuba, narrator & ensemble by David Lang
Performer:  Seth Josel (), Melvyn Poore (Tuba), Christian Brückner (Voice),
Thomas Oesterdiekhoff (Drums)
Conductor:  Stefan Asbury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  musikFabrik
Period: Modern 
Written: 1990 
Venue:  Klaus-von-Bismarck-Saal, WDR Funkhaus am 
Length: 3 Minutes 29 Secs. 
2. Sextuor ŕ clavier, for piano, 2 violins, 2 violas & cello by Philippe Boesmans
Performer:  Nikolaus Schlierf (Viola)
Conductor:  Etienne Siebens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  musikFabrik
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2006 
Venue:  Klaus-von-Bismarck-Saal, WDR Funkhaus am 
Length: 11 Minutes 30 Secs. 
3. interference, for contrabass clarinet, voice & pedal bass drum by Richard Barrett
Performer:  Carl Rosman (), Carl Rosman (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  musikFabrik
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1996-2000 
Venue:  Klaus-von-Bismarck-Saal, WDR Funkhaus am 
Length: 10 Minutes 19 Secs. 
4. Unexpected End of Formula, for cello, live electronics & ensemble by Luca Francesconi
Performer:  Arnold Marinissen (Drums), Ales Klancar (Trumpet), Dirk Wietheger (Cello),
Luca Francesconi (Electronics)
Conductor:  Christia Christian Eggen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  musikFabrik
Written: 2008 
Venue:  Klaus-von-Bismarck-Saal, WDR Funkhaus am 
Length: 18 Minutes 10 Secs. 

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