CD Reviews

Tomas Korber / Konus Quartett – Musik für ein Feld

May 13, 2014

CD Cubus One of the things I hear musicians in this field say more than anything, is that they intend to release less CDs- pare things back and have more control over the work that finds its way to a wider audience, letting only the best work seep out. More often than not, this noble […]

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Friday 5th March

March 5, 2010

Although I have knocked a bit of a hole in the pile of CDs yet to be listened to recently, I am still very conscious that I have just lately been writing about CDs a week or two later than others might have done, and so just for a change, here’s a write-up of something very new, possibly not even released yet, on the excellent, somewhat prolific Entr’acte label. The disc in question is a duo work by Tomas Korber and Ralf Wehowsky named Walküren am Dornenbaum. It arrived a couple of days ago and I’ve been playing it a lot since. It is a piece of music that has clearly been considered and developed carefully, given that it uses source material recorded by the duo together back in 2006, but they have separately manipulated the soundfiles at a distance over the three years that followed. That said, the press release for the album claims that the CD “obliterates the borders between improvisation and composition, spontonaeity and careful planning.” How much the music achieves such an attempt at obliteration I am not sure, but certainly this is a thoroughly original, somewhat curious and decidely engaging set of six pieces of music.

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Wednesday 1st July

July 1, 2009

Ridiculously hot today, too hoot really to focus on half of what I intended to do, so I spent the majority of the day sat under a tree in the gardenre-reading John Tilbury’s biography of Cornelius Cardew, a wonderful work that I didn’t give proper attention to on the first read-through. The choice of book […]

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