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Denis Schuler: The Lines - Solos & Duets Cycle

Release Date: 03/18/2014 
Label:  Neos   Catalog #: 11310   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Denis Schuler
Performer:  Cristiana PresuttiGyslaine WaelchliPaolo VignaroliAnna Spina,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Born in Geneva, Denis Schuler began his studies with drums and classical percussion before moving on to composition, studying with professors Nicolas Bolens, E?ric Gaudibert, Michael Jarrell, and Emmanuel Nunes. In his rich and atypical path, Denis Schuler seeks inspiration in a wide range of areas, such as traditional music, improvisation, and written music: he confronts and gathers multiple influences, enabling a singular and personal voice to come forth. Through the study of rhythm and aural material, his work explores the liminal conditions of listening, especially those approaching silence. His music calls for a particular focus, in which the ear must often remain very alert, picking up on breath and noise, and requiring involved Read more listening. "The Lines is a cycle of compositions for solo musicians and duos that originated as a meditation on 'lines of time,' inspired by the writing of Virginia Woolf in Mrs. Dalloway. As a work researching interiority and exteriority, this series of intimate pieces freely explores how duration and form interrelate, particularly through the relationship of a musician with his/her instrument. A precise frame is marked out for each score. Once specified, this universe allows me to take advantage -- ultimately with more liberty -- of both musical and conceptual materials: vibrations and flutters between two notes for 'Perpetual Sense of Being Out,' the relationship between sound and silence in 'Sept secondes arre?te?es,' monody and non-tempered scales in 'Melody,' very slight rustling in 'Dans un pli,' minimalism in 'Tan-ka,' breath and leaps in 'Spring,' multiple notes and chords for the viola in 'Lune bleue' and an ostinato in 'Loisaida.'" Alexandre Babel (percussion); Tamar Halperin (harpsichord); Tanjia Mu?ller (bass flute); Cristina Presutti (soprano); Anna Spina (viola); Paolo Vignaroli (flute/bass flute); Gyslaine Waelchli (soprano); Eliane Williner (flutes); Be?atice Zawodnik (oboe). Read less

Works on This Recording

Perpetual Sense of Being Out by Denis Schuler
Performer:  Cristiana Presutti (Soprano), Gyslaine Waelchli (Soprano)
Spring by Denis Schuler
Performer:  Paolo Vignaroli (Bass Flute)
Lune bleue by Denis Schuler
Performer:  Anna Spina (Viola)
Dans un pli by Denis Schuler
Performer:  Paolo Vignaroli (Flute), Alexandre Babel (Percussion)
Melody by Denis Schuler
Performer:  Béatrice Zawodnik (Oboe)
Sept secondes arrętées by Denis Schuler
Performer:  Alexandre Babel (Percussion)
Tan-ka by Denis Schuler
Performer:  Tanjia Müller (Bass Flute), Eliane Williner (Piccolo)
Loisaida by Denis Schuler
Performer:  Tamar Halperin (Harpsichord)

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