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Transcription of Soviet writer Isaac Babel's The Sin of Jesus into music by applying a rule system where words determine melody, letters determine rhythm & harmony, &c.

Babel, Isaac
The Sin Of Jesus

Babel, Isaac : The Sin Of Jesus (Hat [now] ART)
Label: Hat [now] ART    
Released in: Switzerland    

"Transcribing Babel's text into music, Hans-Peter Frehner followed a rigorous system of rules, with the words generating the melodic lines, and the letters the rhythm and harmony, while the action of the story determines the structure and form. It is an arcane system that becomes sound and music here, and which cannot be recognised simply by the ear. For the rules that determine our action and our longing are not visible on the surface, as we all know.They operate in the depths of our instincts, in our longings and passions - and this is the moral of Babel's frivolous legend of Jesus - dangerous even for frail angels."-Michael Eidenbenz, from the liner notes

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Product Information:

UPC: 752156016922

Label: Hat [now] ART
Catalog ID: 169
Squidco Product Code: 9181

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2007
Country: Switzerland
Packaging: Cardstock Sleeve
Recorded January - February 2007 at Radio Studio Zurich by Peter Pfister.


Ensemble Fur Neue Musik: Hans-Peter Frehner-flute

Manfred Spitaler-clarinet

Viktor Muller-piano

Lorenz Haas-percussion

Urs Bumbacher-violin

Nicola Romano-cello

Dorothea Schurch, Daniel Mouthon-voice

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