CD Reviews

Antoine Beuger – 24 petits préludes pour la guitare

July 29, 2013

CD Wandelweiser There has been a recent online discussion about criticism of the music of the Wandelweiser label, or rather the lack of it. Personally, having been engaged with, and having written about, the music of the label for what must be a decade or so now, I haven’t found much that disagrees with me. […]

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CD Reviews

Christoph Korn – SIMEON

June 12, 2013

CD Wandelweiser A lovely example of a very simple idea put into action. Christoph Korn is a sound and mixed media artist from Germany of whom I had not heard of before this release on the Wandelweiser label, but seems to work in a vaguely conceptual manner with his creations sometimes exploring the possibilities or […]

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CD Reviews

Eva-Maria Houben – Orgelbuch

March 23, 2013

CD Wandelweiser One of what I think totals ten recent releases by the German composer Eva-Maria Houben, Orgelbuch is the one amongst them not released on her own new Diafani label, appearing instead at the end of last year on Wandelweiser. Orgelbuch is an intriguing release. For the composition of the work Houben has prescribed three […]

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CD Reviews

Hildegard von Bingen : John Cage

March 17, 2013

CD Wandelweiser And so on. As if to remind us that releases on the Wandelweiser label certainly do not all sound the same, or are particularly silent, this recent release from the label sounds quite unlike anything else the imprint has issued, and, despite containing in part works by John Cage, there is no silence, […]

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CD Reviews

Various – Wandelweiser und so weiter

February 11, 2013

Another Timbre 6x CD box Annoying but necessary caveats out of the way first- I am thanked in the liner notes of this box set, for my logistical and moral support to its curator and publisher Simon Reynell. This support amounts to driving a few musicians and bits of equipment about from time to time […]

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CD Reviews

Wednesday 11th November

November 12, 2009

Its been great to see wider exposure of the music on the Wandelweiser label recently. As well as a full page review of the last round of releases in The Wire they seem to have been picked up by a few more distributors and their music discussed quite frequently around online discussion boards. While this […]

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CD Reviews

Tuesday 11th August

August 12, 2009

Hot and sticky this evening, so for a change my evening glass of wine has been replaced with an ice cold beer, and very nice it is too. Actually a civil glass of wine would be more fitting for tonight’s music. I have been listening on and off for the past week to Antoine  Beuger’s […]

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CD Reviews

Friday 31st July

July 31, 2009

Even more tired than usual tonight. I worked for a long time today from very early this morning, and when I got home a little while back this evening and poured myself a well deserved glass of bad wine it went straight to my head. So listening tonight hasn’t been easy. I began by playing […]

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CD Reviews

Saturday 4th July

July 4, 2009

A break from improvisation today after a bit of an overload recently, I had a lovely day today, walking in the country and sitting in the garden with a sketchpad mainly, and not listening to too much music at all, but when I was listening, it was to composed music, either Schubert’s late chamber works […]

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Concert Reviews

I am sitting in a room…

February 18, 2008

For three days in mid February, Antoine Beuger, Radu Malfatti and Manfred Werder, three members of the Wandelweiser collective of composers took up a residency in a room deep in the basement of the Arches music venue in Glasgow. They played music for approximately twenty-one hours across the three days. With the exception of a […]

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Assumed possibilities

August 27, 2007

John Cage, Burkhard Schlothauer – For Seven Players Well I’m sure you’ll be relieved to hear that this recent Wandwelweiser release doesn’t appear to be dedicated to, or heavily influenced by, any visual artists at all 😉 This CD features two compositions, the first being John Cage’s Seven, written in 1988, and the second Burkhard […]

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A monochrome set

August 24, 2007

silence is not an acoustic phenomenon there is silence, where depth disappears and expanse emerges: on the surface still waters are said to run deep, but in reality it is the imperturbability of their surface that impresses us.   and a quiet person’s silence hides nothing deep- it hides nothing at all. Antoine Beuger – […]

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A thousand colours, all of them grey

August 22, 2007

I’ve written a little here before about my interest in the music of the Wandelweiser label, and as I’ve played a few of the recent releases over the last few days I thought I’d write a little about some of the more recent releases I’ve managed to pick up. I rarely see reviews of Wandelweiser […]

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