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BachSpace / Halperin, Kolczynski, Abelin


Release Date: 01/19/2018 
Label:  Neue Meister   Catalog #: 300947  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachTomek Kolczynski
Performer:  Tomek KolczynskiTamar HalperinEtienne Abelin
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

What happens when three musicians take the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, and develop it in a bold and skilful way? The result is a number of new constellations. Vintage Moon, Electric Rain, Hiraeth and 999 are the four hybrid works on the debut album of the BachSpace ensemble, situated at the interface of Baroque music and electronica. They have to date played their boundary-breaking music at various Bach festivals and at the 2017 Montreux Jazz Festival. Pianist Tamar Halperin, who won the Hesse Arts Prize in 2016 and has accompanied Michael Wollny and Andreas Scholl, celebrated her debut with the Neue Meister label in 2016 with her acclaimed SATIE album, while violinist Etienne Abelin was for many years a member of the Lucerne Festival Read more Orchestra. For this album, the pair recorded various works by Bach in the studio. Audio designer Tomek Kolczynski, who has made a name for himself through soundtracks for the theatre and cinema, then extracted characteristic fragments from the piano and violin tracks, and transformed them digitally. He then moulded the multilayered sound chains, loops and ostinato elements into new works with suspense curves. Together the three musicians have woven the Bach originals with the electronic compositions into new entities – a technique which was referred to as a “pasticcio” in the Renaissance and Baroque eras. These woven fabrics – these constellations – lend the density and emotionality of Bach’s music a new dimension. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 1 in C, BWV 846 - Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Tomek Kolczynski (Electronics), Tamar Halperin (Piano), Etienne Abelin (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
2.
Perle by Tomek Kolczynski
Performer:  Tomek Kolczynski (Electronics), Tamar Halperin (Piano), Etienne Abelin (Violin)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Switzerland 
3.
Ada by Tomek Kolczynski
Performer:  Tomek Kolczynski (Electronics), Tamar Halperin (Piano), Etienne Abelin (Violin)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Switzerland 
4.
Sonata for Violin solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1005: 1st movement, Adagio by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Tomek Kolczynski (Electronics), Tamar Halperin (Piano), Etienne Abelin (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
5.
Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord no 6 in G major, BWV 1019: 2nd movement, Largo by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Tomek Kolczynski (Electronics), Tamar Halperin (Piano), Etienne Abelin (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
6.
Lago by Tomek Kolczynski
Performer:  Tomek Kolczynski (Electronics), Tamar Halperin (Piano), Etienne Abelin (Violin)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Switzerland 
7.
Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord no 3 in E major, BWV 1016: 1st movement, Adagio by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Tomek Kolczynski (Electronics), Tamar Halperin (Piano), Etienne Abelin (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
8.
Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord no 1 in B minor, BWV 1014: Adagio by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Tomek Kolczynski (Electronics), Tamar Halperin (Piano), Etienne Abelin (Violin)
9.
Voodoo by Tomek Kolczynski
Performer:  Tomek Kolczynski (Electronics), Tamar Halperin (Piano), Etienne Abelin (Violin)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Switzerland 
10.
Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord no 3 in E major, BWV 1016: 3rd movement, Adagio ma non tanto by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Tomek Kolczynski (Electronics), Tamar Halperin (Piano), Etienne Abelin (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
11.
Nanna by Tomek Kolczynski
Performer:  Tomek Kolczynski (Electronics), Tamar Halperin (Piano), Etienne Abelin (Violin)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Switzerland 
12.
999 (after BWV 999 & BWV 1018) by Tomek Kolczynski
Performer:  Tomek Kolczynski (Electronics), Tamar Halperin (Piano), Etienne Abelin (Violin)

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