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Ullmann, Jakob : Femde Zeit Addendum 5 (Edition Rz)

Jakob Ullman's 5th solo work for piano is atypical for a piano performance, using electronic playback and requiring three assistants sustaining a soundscape to realize a concept of "gravity" that Ullman applies as laws in a conceptual soundscape modified by a series of abstract images, resulting in unexpected sonic environments, tones, timbres and momentum.
 

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Jakob Ullmann-piano

Lukas Rickli-production, scores

Zora Marti-production, scores

Matthias Klenota-souncscape

Coelestin Meier-souncscape

Mathis Rickli-souncscape


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Includes a 12 page booklet with images and text in English and German.

UPC: 4029455103025

Label: Edition Rz
Catalog ID: ed. RZ 1030
Squidco Product Code: 26881

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2019
Country: Austria
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold w/ booklet
Recorded at Karthauserkirche (Burgerliches Waisenhaus) in Basel, Switzerland, on May 18th, 2018, by Hans Lorenzen.

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"Do we hear what we know? How, if this is obscured? Sent on a journey of discovery into the audible, at first almost nothing appears here. But once the ear has become accustomed to the intermediate realm of the pianissimo, an abundance of timbres becomes apparent, everyday noises unexpectedly dispersing in their non-spatial aura, then the surprising appearances of short tonal shapes, which enter the flow of time standing still as if they were revelations of the ear itself with no possibility to guess their origin, verifiable on the instrument. After all, it is in fact the tone which is the improbable, out of all that is weaving in and out within the grounding, static sound, like a distant army of constellations below, taking place uneventfully at the level of the permanent.

'solo V' is not an instrumental piece for a soloist in the ordinary sense. The grand piano becomes an unknown sound body. Although there is a soloist, they could hardly carry out the performance on their own, requiring either pre-produced electronic playback or, as in the present recording by Lukas Rickli, the participation of three assistants sustaining a soundscape. Ullmann conceived a sonic space in which sound is subjected to the laws of a specific 'gravity'. Its meridians range continuously from noise to tone and from shortest single event to sustained continuity, but what constitutes the true aura of this space is its reduced dynamics, and a rhythmic sense that is averse to any kind of melody in the usual sense.

'solo V' is also 'solistic' in another way: there is no fixed notated score, it must first be created individually, and so hardly ever will any performance score be the same as another.

Lukas Rickli and his partner Zora Marti had a variety of graphic and notated material at their disposal for the development of the temporal form. [...] Following the composer's graphically notated glissandi, Rickli and Marti modify the sound of the centers and generate transitions with them. The piece to be heard unfolds in a pulsating, breathing pianissimo. Hardly bringing any instrument to mind, it opens up a harmonic cosmos, urging the listener into it -- because other than through listening to the barely recognizable, nothing is revealed."-Rainer Schmusch, translated by Peter Gebert.


Includes a 12 page booklet with images and text in English and German.

Artist Biographies

"Jakob Ullmann (born 12 July 1958 in Freiberg, Germany) is a German composer and university professor. He is the son of theologian and politician Wolfgang Ullmann.

After refusing to undergo military service in East Germany, Ullmann worked as groundskeeper, boilerman and house painter from 1978 until 1982 in Dresden. From 1979 until 1982 he studied church music in Saxony. Being denied official enrollment in Berlin's Academy of Fine Arts, he studied composition privately with Friedrich Goldmann.

Since the early 1980s he has been working as a freelance composer and author of self-published writings, as well as teaching classes at different universities on New Music, mediaeval music, history of Byzantine music as well as music philosophy. His first major presentation in concert was in East Berlin in 1986, receiving positive reviews as well as a first official publishing deal for his string quartet's score in print. In 1988 a work by Ullmann saw its first performance in West Germany when Gruppe Neue Musik Hanns Eisler guested at the Donaueschingen Festival."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jakob_Ullmann)
5/23/2024

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"Born in 1986, studied piano at the University of Music in Basel with Jean-Jacques Dünki, composition with Balz Trümpy and Jakob Ullmann, as well as free improvisation with Alfred Zimmerlin and Fred Frith. After two successful master's degrees in music education and contemporary music, Lukas Rickli lives as a freelance pianist and piano teacher with his family in Basel. Various projects as an improviser, as a chamber musician and as a band member lead him on concert tours in Germany and abroad."

-Lukas Rickli Website (Translated by Google) (http://www.lukasrickli.ch/lukas-rickli/bio/)
5/23/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Solo Fur Klavier, 2013/2014, 60:10 1:00:09

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