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Gal, Bernhard

Same Difference [Used Item]

Gal, Bernhard : Same Difference <i>[Used Item]</i> (Gromoga)

"Same Difference", Bernhard Gal's eighth full length audio publication, features for the first time a selection of Gal's compositions for traditional Chinese instruments, in conjunction with other thematically related works. The CD was ...
 

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Label: Gromoga
Catalog ID: gro 11001
Squidco Product Code: 20377

Format: CD
Condition: VG+
Released: 2010
Country: Austria
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded between 2000 and 2010.

This is a USED (previously owned) item

Personnel:

Chai Found Music Workshop

Ensemble Noamnesia

Bernhard Gal-crotales, guitar, koudi, water, wine glasses, sound projection

Franz Hautzinger-quartertone-trumpet

Burkhard Stangl-guitar

Wu Wei-sheng, xun

Xu Fengxia-guzheng

Yeh Jiuan-Reng-guzheng

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track listing:


1. A Thousand 1:23

2. Xuan Zhuan 15:00

3. Uh-Jeh-Gal 20:08

4. Times 0:43

5. E-Music 6:02

6. And Again 0:50

7. Vur Fier 4:17

8. And Never 0:52

9. Of Sound And Time 9:50

10. The Same 1:54

11. Utoo 10:31

12. In Fusion 6:55




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"Same Difference", Bernhard Gal's eighth full length audio publication, features for the first time a selection of Gal's compositions for traditional Chinese instruments, in conjunction with other thematically related works. The CD was conceived as a continuous, homogenous sound work: five transitions - titled 'a thousand', 'times', 'and again', 'and never', 'the same' - connect the individual pieces. East Asian cultures, with their musical traditions and ways of thinking, have been of great influence in Gal's artistic oeuvre, be it in his ongoing collaboration with the Japanese architect / installation artist Yumi Kori, in duo projects with the Taiwanese composer Tung Chao-Ming, or in composition for Chinese instruments and various electroacoustic works. Frequently, the challenges and limitations of any intercultural endeavour are addressed or ironically reflected: Western avantgarde concepts merge with the sound colours of traditional Chinese instruments (Of Sound and Time), the potential of a 'hybrid' quartet constellation is tested (vur vier), sounds of the Chinese zither guzheng and the Chinese mouth organ sheng are interwoven with their electroacoustic derivatives within a space-oriented concert installation (uh-jeh-gal), and a 'musical' sauna session is combined with the airy sounds of the Chinese bamboo whistle koudi (in fusion). In UTOO, the delicate instrumental overlay of a Berlin subway ride might find its equivalent in the abstractions of contemporary Chinese bamboo painting. The 'eternal same' is explored in six (nearly) equally tuned guitar strings (e-musik), the 'eternal other' is meditated upon in circular movements of singing wine glasses (xuan zhuan)."-Gromoga


 
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