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Release Date: 08/10/2010 
Label:  Wergo   Catalog #: 6854   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Michael JarrellStefano GervasoniJoël-François DurandBrian Ferneyhough
Performer:  Arnold MarinissenGerdur GunnarsdottirNándor GötzDominica Eyckmans,   ... 
Conductor:  Diego MassonEtienne SiebensJames Wood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  musikFabrik
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 58 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Black is the color of the bile said to induce a state of gloom. In the form of 'melancholia', it has become an allegory of the artistic imagination. The hour of melancholy strikes at night, when the sleep of reason brings forth its monsters. This CD takes us on a foray into the land of shadows: its compositions make remarkable use of light and shadow effects while simultaneously recalibrating the relationship between ensemble and soloist in unique ways. Michael Jarrell's arrangement of a violin concerto for chamber orchestra refracts the solo instrument's line through the prism of the ensemble. The tale told by Stefano Gervasoni's 'lowered' concerto for double bass is only superficially about dolce far niente; his music is a nocturnal Read more creature that gathers odd sound forms - until the alarm goes off. Taking an (early-morning) look in the mirror, the solo flute in Durand's 'Ombre/Miroir' finds itself still faced with shadowy creatures as well. And finally, in Brian Ferneyhough's seven tableaux vivants, the angel of history appears: in verses of poet Charles Bernstein he shows his gloomy face. Read less

Works on This Recording

...Prisme/Incidences No.2..., for violin & ensemble by Michael Jarrell
Performer:  Arnold Marinissen (Drums), Gerdur Gunnarsdottir (Violin), Nándor Götz (),
Dominica Eyckmans (Viola), Uwe Dierksen (Trombone), Hae Sun Kang (Violin),
Thorsten Johanns (Clarinet), Ania Schmiel (Oboe), Virginie Tarrete (Harp),
Françoise Groben (Cello), Jodie Lawson (Horn), Bob Koertshuis (Trumpet),
Stephan Krings (Bassoon), Maaike Aarts (Violin), Liz Hirst (Flute)
Conductor:  Diego Masson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  musikFabrik
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1998 
Date of Recording: 05/23/2004 
Venue:  Klaus-von-Bismarck-Saal, WDR Funkhaus am 
Length: 14 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Far niente, for double bass & 17 instruments by Stefano Gervasoni
Performer:  Michael Tiepold (Double Bass), Johannes Nied (Double Bass), Ales Klancar (Trumpet),
Mirjam Schroder (Harp), Heidi Mockert (Bassoon), Carlos Tarcha (Drums),
Michael Weilacher (Drums), Richard Haynes (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Etienne Siebens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  musikFabrik
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1998 
Date of Recording: 11/23/2007 
Venue:  Klaus-von-Bismarck-Saal, WDR Funkhaus am 
Length: 15 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Ombre / Miroir, for flute & ensemble by Joël-François Durand
Performer:  Maria Spengler (Violin), Helen Bledsoe (Flute), Virginie Tarrete (Harp),
Benjamin Spillner (Violin)
Conductor:  James Wood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  musikFabrik
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2004 
Date of Recording: 09/19/2004 
Venue:  Klaus-von-Bismarck-Saal, WDR Funkhaus am 
Length: 14 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Shadowtime No. 6, tableaux (7) for speaker & ensemble by Brian Ferneyhough
Performer:  Maria Spengler (Violin), Benjamin Spillner (Violin), Jelte Althuis (Clarinet),
Sascha Armbruster (), Michel Marang (Clarinet), Jelte Althuis (),
Bob Koertshuis (Trumpet), Liz Hirst (Flute)
Conductor:  James Wood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  musikFabrik
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2003 
Date of Recording: 09/19/2004 
Venue:  Klaus-von-Bismarck-Saal, WDR Funkhaus am 
Length: 13 Minutes 41 Secs. 

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