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Houben, Eva-Maria (Takahiro Kuroda / Kei Kondo): Echo Fantasy II (Ftarri Clasical)

The second of two albums capturing a May 15th, 2023 concert in Tokyo by composer & pianist Takahiro Kuroda at the Ftarri performance space, titled "Square of Thoughts Vol. 2: Eva-Maria Houben and Horn + x", this album presenting a 2018 Houben composition for horn and piano titled "Echo Fantasy II", performed by virtuoso horn player Kei Kondo and Takahiro Kuroda on upright piano.
 

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Eva-Maria Houben-composer

Takahiro Kuroda-upright piano

Kei Kondo-horn


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Label: Ftarri Clasical
Catalog ID: ftarricl-659
Squidco Product Code: 34616

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2024
Country: Japan
Packaging: Cardboard Sleeve, Sealed
Recorded live at Ftarri, in Tokyo, Japan, on May 15th, 2023.

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"On May 15th, 2023, composer Takahiro Kuroda (born in 1989) presented the concert "Square of Thoughts Vol. 2: Eva-Maria Houben and Horn + x" in the performance space of Ftarri, Tokyo. Four of Houben's compositions, mainly works for horn, were performed by horn player Kei Kondo (born in 1989) and Kuroda, who played the upright piano. This CD contains one of the works from the live recording of that concert: "echo fantasy II," a duo performance of about 37 minutes."-Ftarri



"Eva-Maria Houben (born in 1955) is a German composer, organist, pianist and musicologist. She is a member of the Wandelweiser Group. Her compositions, performed by herself and many other musicians, have been released on CDs and LPs as well as digitally by Edition Wandelweiser and other international labels. "


Artist Biographies

"Eva-Maria Houben (born 1955) studied Music Education at Folkwang-Musikhochschule Essen and the organ with Gisbert Schneider. Following her exams she taught both German and Music Education at Secondary School. She received her doctorate and postdoctoral lecturing qualification in musicology and was called for lectures at Gerhard-Mercator-Universität Duisburg and Robert-Schumann-Hochschule Düsseldorf. Since 1993 Professor Houben has been lecturing at Dortmund University`s "Institut für Musik und Musikwissenschaft", with both music theory and contemporary music as her focus. Up to now many books were published, concerning contemporary music, contemporary composers and traditional music, listened to with 'new ears'.

Eva-Maria Houben has been performing works for the organ for more than 30 years. As she is related to the "wandelweiser-group" of composers, her compositions are published by "edition wandelweiser", Haan. Her list of compositions up to now includes works for the organ, piano, clarinet, trombone, violoncello and other solo instruments, works for voice and piano, for wind and chamber ensembles, for orchestra and for voice and orchestra, works for choir (www.wandelweiser.de). She publishes on subjects of contemporary music (Steiner, PFAU, Edition Howeg, bis-label Oldenburg)."

-Eva-Maria Houben Website (http://www.evamariahouben.de/)
5/23/2024

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"Takahiro Kuroda (b. 1989) is a Japanese composer based in Tokyo.

In recent years, his primary concern has been to confront the audience and appreciator with some questions through his works. He composes and creates works that approaches the state and the transformation of time and space in compositions upon the consideration concerning the relationship between sound and silence. These are his personal interests, but he hopes that the works that are created from such interests will be a mirror of the audience and appreciator's inner self.

He won the 29th JSCM (Japan Society for Contemporary Music) Award for Composers (2012) and the 37th IRINO PRIZE for Chamber-Orchestral Composition (2016). In 2018, he was commissioned by Music From Japan to compose a piece and invited to Music From Japan Festival 2019 in New York as one of the Japanese composers influenced by John Cage.

He is member of the artist collective, Crossings.

He studied composition with Toma Imoto, Isao Matsushita, Norio Fukushi, Jo Kondo, Jummei Suzuki and Klaus Lang."

-Takahiro Kuroda Website (https://takahirokuroda-composer.com/biography/)
5/23/2024

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"Kei Kondo: Born in 1989 in Tokyo. Kondo focuses on performing contemporary pieces for horn. He has appeared in concerts including the Seiji Kanazawa Tenor Recital: Benjamin Britten's Canticles, a concert with Daryl Jamieson's woodwind quintet, and the Aichi University of the Arts Doctoral Concert. As "genius thinker bot," he frequently posts Twitter videos showing the results of practical research into special horn playing techniques, including those using the natural horn."

-Arts Council Tokyo (https://www.artscouncil-tokyo.jp/en/what-we-do/support/program/51484/)
5/23/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Echo Fantasy II [2018] 36:56

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