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Christian Wolff initiated his "Microexercises" series when the Miniaturist Ensemble asked for a piece with no more than 100 notes in it; he went on to create 21 more pieces, 13 of which are performed here by the South African duo of Beat Keller & Reza Khota on electric guitar.

Keller, Beat / Reza Khota Play Christian Wolff
11 Microexercises

Keller, Beat / Reza Khota Play Christian Wolff  : 11 Microexercises (Edition Wandelweiser Records)
Label: Edition Wandelweiser Records    
Released in: Germany    

"Microexercises were started when the Miniaturist Ensemble asked for a piece with no more than 100 notes in it. Having enjoyed making one such piece, I went on to make 21 more (and then a second collection, Grete, with an additional 14). Instrumentation and number of players are mostly open, as are selection of pieces, playing order, clef and transposition readings, and dynamics.

I like the notion of quite long pieces, and, more recently, also quite short ones (these have a history too: Beethoven's Bagatelles, Schumann, Webern, Cage's piano Haiku from the 1950s, Kurtag). I don't worry too much about intensity of focus; it's more about transitoriness and catching what's going by, then letting it go. And making each piece itself, not like the others, or, if repeated, there is also the possibility of its being different from itself."-Christian Wolff, July 2013

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Product Information:

UPC: 4011778041818

Label: Edition Wandelweiser Records
Catalog ID: EWR 1306
Squidco Product Code: 21828

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2013
Country: Germany
Recorded in Southfield, Cape Town, South Africa on December 6th and 7th 2012 by Mark Fransman.


Christian Wolff-composer

Beat Keller-electric guitar

Reza Khota-electric guitar

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Track Listing:

1. Exercise No. 12 2:31

2. Exercise No. 1 2:15

3. Exercise No. 14 5:23

4. Exercise No. 13 1:13

5. Exercise No. 8d 11:47

6. Exercise No. 6 0:25

7. Exercise No. 9 1:43

8. Exercise No. 20 0:21

9. Exercise No. 21 0:22

10. Exercise No. 22 0:09

11. Exercise No. 11 2:39

12. Exercise No 22 Take 2 (Powerchords) 0:09

13. Exercise No. 14 Take 2 8:19

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