Married and working as a duo since 1987, Swiss pianist Hildegard Kleeb and trombonist Roland Dahinden have a rare telepathic link in their freely improvised duos, informed by their work with Anthony Braxton, Alvin Lucier, John Cage, Pauline Oliveros, Christian Wolff, &c. &c.
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Catalog ID: Hatology739
Squidco Product Code: 21987
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold 3 Panels
Recorded at Radiostudio SRF in Zurich, Switzerland, in October 2015 by Michaela Wiesbeck.
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1. Trajectory 2 4:04
2. Stones 1 6:01
3. Territory 2 4:17
4. Flying White 3:58
5. Trajectory 3 3:46
6. Territory 3 2:51
7. Stones 3 5:24
8. Trajectory 4 5:08
9. Stones 4 5:07
10. Territory 4 5:37
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The music of Roland Dahinden and Hildegard Kleeb has grown from a combination of individual virtuosity, a shared life, a special environment and the gradual mutation and transformation of things in time. Stones is the expression of all of those things as well as a very special musical conception that generates different patterns, cycling forwards and backwards, inwardly and outwardly. - Stuart Broomer, February 2016
"Roland Dahinden (born 2 May 1962) is a Swiss trombonist and composer. He was born in Zug, Switzerland. He studied the trombone and composition at Musikhochschule Graz with Erich Kleinschuster and Georg Friedrich Haas, at Scuola di Musica di Fiesole Florenz with Vinko Globokar). He earned an MA at Wesleyan University in Connecticut (1994), studying with Anthony Braxton, Alvin Lucier and a PhD at Birmingham University, England (2002), studying with Vic Hoyland. In 2003, he was awarded the "werkjahr" prize of the art council of the Canton of Zug, Switzerland. He is married to the pianist Hildegard Kleeb, whom he has worked with as a duo since 1987. Since 1992 he has worked as a trio with violinist Dimitrios Polisoidis.
As a trombonist he spezializes in the performance of contemporary music and improvisation/jazz. He has given concerts throughout Europe, America and Asia. Composers such as Peter Ablinger, Maria de Alvear, Anthony Braxton, John Cage, Peter Hansen, Hauke Harder, Bernhard Lang, Joelle Léandre, Alvin Lucier, Chris Newman, Pauline Oliveros, Hans Otte, Lars Sandberg, Wolfgang von Schweinitz, Daniel Wolf and Christian Wolff have written especially for him. In 2005, the CD Silberen was picked as one of the 'Top Classical Albums of the Year 2004' by The New Yorker.
As a composer he collaborated with visual artists Guido Baselgia, Andreas Brandt, Stéphane Brunner, Daniel Buren, Rudolf de Crignis, Philippe Deléglise, Inge Dick, Rainer Grodnick, Sol LeWitt, Lisa Schiess, with the architects Morger & Degelo, and with the author Eugen Gomringer. His exhibitions with sound installation and sculptors are shown in Europe and America."-Wikipedia
"Hildegard Kleeb (1957 in Richenthal, Willisau District) is a Swiss pianist. After her first piano and oboe lessons in music school in Zug, she studied piano under Cécile Hux and oboe under Hans-Martin Ulbrich at Zurich Music school from 1978 to 1982. She also studied later under Eric Gaudibert in Geneva, under Claude Helffer in Paris and under Jürg Wyttenbach at the City of Basel Music Academy. In 1990, she was a visiting scholar at the academy of plastic arts in Helsinki and from 1992 to 1995 at the Wesleyan University in Connecticut in the USA, where she also worked in Anthony Braxton ensemble in New York and in Javanesian Gamelan orchester. He began to work there with Anthony Braxton, Alvin Lucier and Christian Wolff. She is married with the trombonist Roland Dahinden."-Wikipedia
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