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Meier, Hans-Jurg

Colours De La Rose . Presso Il Passo Di Cristallina . Diaphaneas

Meier, Hans-Jurg : Colours De La Rose . Presso Il Passo Di Cristallina . Diaphaneas (Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Several of late Swiss composer Hans-Jurg Meier's works are performed in duo, trio and quartet settings, whose compositions merged baroque forms with translations of architecture, ĞqEndeavoring to make physically tangible the sensual qualities of the musical material (tones, intervals, texture) while exploring the interaction of nature, form and beauty.

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UPC: 4011778041108

Label: Edition Wandelweiser Records
Catalog ID: EWR 1902
Squidco Product Code: 27518

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2019
Country: Austria
Packaging: Cardstock 3 page foldover in vinyl sleeve
Track 1 recorded at Radiostudio Zurich, in 2001.

Track 2 and recorded in Bern, Switzerland, in 2018.


Hans-Jurg Meier-composer

Trio Lepic-trio

Vera Fischer-flutes

Franziska Muller-oboes

Rico Gubler-saxophones

Samira El Ghatta-recorder

Andel Strube-recorder

Sarah Giger-Baroque flutes

Nadja Camichel-Baroque flutes

Sarah Van Cornewal-Baroque flutes

Martin Lorenz-percussion

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Artist Biographies:

"Meier Hans-Jürg
(22. 12. 1964 - 01. 12. 2015)

Basel (BS), Switzerland

- Raised in Rüschikon/ZH, lives in Basel.
- Studied recorder under the tutelage of Conrad Steinmann at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis and composition under Roland Moser at Basel School of music.
Since 1991 - Compositions, from 1995 onwards came there to sound installations and, in 1998, free improvised music
1997 until 2001 - Collaborates on the project Kaskadenkondensator, Basel
1999 until 2004 - Collaborates in the artistic direction of the Festival for Improvised and Composed Contemporary Music
2001 - Wins the Swiss Association of Musician's Marguerite de Reding Prize with the improvisation quartet 'Babels Besen'
2004/05 - Member of the Istituto Svizzero di Roma (ISR) with a working residency at the Spazio culturale des ISR Venice in 2006
Translations from architecture play an ever-increasing role in the compositions of Hans-Jürg Meier. On the one hand side the power of imagination is of fundamental importance in both arts. On the other both address the holistic invention of forms that develop in time and/or space. His compositions are bound in the coaction of nature, form and beauty in an attempt to provide a quasi-tangible experience of the sensible qualities of the musical material (tones, intervals, sound texture)."

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track listing:

1. Colours de la Rose 30:54

2. Presso Il Passo di Cristallina 8:02

3. Diaphanes (durchscheinend) 24:08
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"In Hans-Jurg Meier's music, translations from architecture have become increasingly meaningful. On the one hand, in both art forms, the power of imagination is of fundamental importance. On the other, both work with holistic formal inventions that unfold in time or/and in space. Endeavoring to make physically tangible the sensual qualities of the musical material (tones, intervals, texture), his composi- tions are committed to exploring the interaction of nature, form and beauty."-Edition Wandelweiser

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