Stille | Silence / Ensemble Musikfabrik

Release Date: 10/27/2017
Label: Wergo
Catalog Number: WER68652
Performer: Sarah Wegener
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ensemble Musikfabrik
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
“In fact, try as we may to make a silence, we cannot.” John Cage noted in 1957. Like the white of a canvas, deafening silence continually surrounds notated and sounded music. And even where music can be heard, it can eloquently conceal things; it can loudly shout out the longing for silence, or it can masterly play with resounding silence. In this edition, four distinctly different pieces reflect four completely different attempts to deal with emotional or audible silence, giving us a glimpse behind the “continuum” that surrounds us. As John Cage stated, “times have changed; music has changed”. It will never stop doing so. The demanding artwork of the album series is created with pictures by the painter Gerhard Richter, commenting on the thematic concentration of the programs in an artistic manner. Richter, one of the most important living German artists, has been a member of the board of trustees of the Ensemble Musikfabrik since 2009.
Works on This Recording
1. Ich suchte, aber ich Fand ihn nicht by Georg Friedrich Haas
Conductor: Emilio Pomàrico
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ensemble Musikfabrik
Period: Contemporary
2. Die Bewegung der Augen by Evan Johnson
Conductor: Christian Eggen
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ensemble Musikfabrik
Period: Contemporary
3. Anaparastasis III: The Pianist, for instrumental ensemble, continuum tapes & actor by Jani Christou
Conductor: Rupert Huber
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ensemble Musikfabrik
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1968-1969 ; Greece
4. Wie stille Brannte das licht by Georg Friedrich Haas
Performer: Sarah Wegener (Soprano)
Conductor: Enno Poppe
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ensemble Musikfabrik
Period: Contemporary
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