Richard Barrett's work encompasses composition and improvisation, from chamber music to live electronics, here with Friedrich Gauwerky, Brett Kelly, and Elision.
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Label: NMC Records
Catalog ID: NMC 143CD
Squidco Product Code: 11398
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Richard Barrett-Live Electronics
Michael Hewes-Sound Design
Daryl Buckley- Artistic Director
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1. Friedrich Gauwerky, cello. ne songe plus a fuir. 11:13
2. Brett Kelly, trombone / Peter Neville, percussion. EARTH. 12:05
3. ELISION. another heavenly day. 7:39
4. ELISION. Negatives: I delta. 6:12
5. ELISION. Negatives: II colloid-E. 7:57
6. ELISION. Negatives: III archipelago. 5:15
7. ELISION. Negatives: IV basalt-E. 8:00
8. ELISION. Negatives: V entstellt. 7:11
9. ELISION. codex I. 13:09
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Featured works: "Ne Songe Plus Ě? Fuir For Cello," "Earth For Trombone And Percussion," "Another Heavenly Day For E Flat Clarinet, Electric Guitar And Double Bass," "Negatives For 6 Players," and "Codeax I For 6 Players." "Barrett's work encompasses both composition and improvisation, ranging from chamber music to innovative uses of live electronics and collaborations with visual artists. Much of his work arises from close long-term collaborations, such as his association with Elision (since 1990) and the electronic duo Furt with Paul Obermayer (since 1986). His music is inspired by various art forms, especially the works of Samuel Beckett, the surrealist painter Roberto Matta and poet Paul Celan. His music has a complexity similar to that of composers like Michael Finnissy and Brian Ferneyhough. Richard Barrett was born in 1959 in Swansea (Wales), and currently lives in Amsterdam."
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"Erkki Veltheim (b. 1976 Finland) is an Australian composer, improviser, performer and interdisciplinary artist.
Erkki has been commissioned by the Adelaide Festival, Vivid Festival, Australian Art Orchestra and Soundstream Collective, and his pieces have been performed by groups such as the London Sinfonietta, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Recent projects include Gawanjalkmi (Song for the fallen) for voices and large ensemble (2015), in collaboration with Gurrumul and Jonno Yunupingu, commissioned by Skinnyfish and Gone West, Belgium; audiovisual performance work Another Other (2014/2016), with co-creators Anthony Pateras, Natasha Anderson and Sabina Maselli, commissioned by Chamber Made Opera; and audiovisual installation Fusion of Tongues (2015), commissioned by Punctum and La Maison Folie, Belgium, for 'Mons 2015 - European Capital of Culture' program.
Erkki has performed with the Australian Art Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Elision and Ensemble Modern, and has featured as a soloist with the London Sinfonietta, Australian Opera and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. He has long-standing collaborations with indigenous musician Gurrumul, improvising trumpet virtuoso Scott Tinkler, and composer-pianist Anthony Pateras.
Erkki is a recipient of a 2013 Myer Creative Fellowship, and in 2014 was appointed Artistic Associate of Chamber Made Opera. He holds a Master of Arts, for which he researched connections between music and ritual."-Erkki Veltheim Website (http://erkkiveltheim.com/)
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