The Squid's Ear Magazine

  Rapid SSL

  PayPal

  Mastercard

  Visa

  Discover

  American Express



© 2002-2017, Squidco LLC


Frey, Jurg: String Quartets (Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Composer Jurg Frey's 1988 work "String Quartet" realized by Nadia Francavilla, Clemens Merkel, Stephanie Bozzini and Isabelle Bozzini, exploring ideas of audibility: the moment when sound waves move in space and the air touches the body.
 

Price: $12.95


Quantity:

In Stock


Shipping Weight: 2.00 units

Quantity in Basket: None

Log In to use our Wish List
product information:


UPC: 4011778041412

Label: Edition Wandelweiser Records
Catalog ID: EWR 0410
Squidco Product Code: 21815

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2006
Country: Germany
Packaging: Cardstock 3 page foldover
Recorded at Zurich Radiostudio, in Zurich, Switzerland, on May 2nd and 3rd, 2004.


Personnel:

Jurg Frey-composer

Nadia Francavilla-violin

Clemens Merkel-violin

Stephanie Bozzini-viola

Isabelle Bozzini-violoncello

Highlight an artist name or instrument above
and click here to Search
track listing:


1. Streichquartett (1988) 10:56

2. (Unbetitelt) VI (1990-91) 18:55

3. Zwei allerletzte Sachelchen (1990) - Mailied 0:49

4. Zwei allerletzte Sachelchen - Vorbie 0:27

5. Streichquartett II (1998-2000) 29:00




Related Categories of Interest:


Compositional Forms
Avant-Garde
Quintet Recordings
Stringed Instruments
New in Compositional Music
Recent Releases and Best Sellers

sample the album:






descriptions, reviews, &c.

"Material can be anonymous. Consider, for example, the middle voices in medieval hymn books: unadorned, not artful, a simple handiwork, a leisurely alternation of single notes. It might be a scale, or, beyond music, the stones of a wall, not artfully stacked, but simply and properly, the formal idea being nothing other than that of a wall.

When I was working on the String Quartet (1988), I encountered the painting of Agnes Martin. I saw clear-cut forms, not overgrown with rhetoric and figuration. Instead, sensuality, radiance and intensity gripped the entire space. There was a kind of visibility to her art, which I felt corresponded to the audibility in my music. Audibility: the moment when sound waves move in space and the air touches the body. The eardrum is the sensory connection between the outside and the inside world: we hear the sound and the composition.

Over the years it became more and more clear to me, that there is no anonymous material - each material has its shape, and as soon as it exists in space and time, it carries a distinct handwriting. Anonymous material is rather an idea that brings the work to a point where concentration on what is essential becomes possible, and allows one to feel that he is starting from zero."-Jürg Frey, translation: Michael Pisaro


Artist Biographies:

"Jürg Frey was born in 1953 in Aarau, Switzerland. Following his musical education at the Concervatoire de Musique de Genève, he turned to a career as a clarinetist, but his activities as composer soon came to the foreground. Frey developed his own language as a composer and sound artist with the creation of wide, quiet sound spaces. His work is marked by an elementary non-extravagence of sound, a sensibilty for the qualities of the material, and precision of compositional approach. His compositions sometimes bypass instrumentation and duration altogether and touch on aspects of sound art. He has worked with compositional series, as well as with language and text. Some of these activities appear in small editions or as artist's books as individual items and small editions (Edition Howeg, Zurich; weiss kunstbewegung, Berlin; complice, Berlin). His music and recordings are published by Edition Wandelweiser. Frey has been invited to workshops as visiting composer and for composer portraits at the Universität der Künste Berlin, the Universität Dortmund and several times at Northwestern University and CalArts. Some of the other places his work has developed are the concerts at the Kunstraum Düsseldorf, the Wandelweiser-in-Residence-Veranstaltungen in Vienna, the Ny music concerts in Boras (Sweden), the cooperation with Cologne pianist John McAlpine, the Bozzini Quartet (Montréal), QO-2 (Bruxelles), Die Maulwerker, incidental music, as well as the regular stays in Berlin (where during the last years many of his compositions were premiered). Frey is a member of the Wandelweiser Komponisten Ensemble which has presented concerts for more than 15 years in Europe, North America and Japan. Frey also organizes the concert series moments musicaux aarau as a forum for contemporary music."

-Other Minds (http://www.otherminds.org/shtml/Frey.shtml)
7/21/2017

"Clemens Merkel's unconventional sound defines a new sensibility in contemporary music, through its intimate purity of tone, its settled understanding of microtonal or unconventional harmonic language, and its unhurried sensitivity. He is well known for innovative interpretations of Bach and John Cage, and is sought after by composers worldwide as an inspiration for new repertoire. His diverse collaborators range from the Wandelweiser collective to Montréal's Musique Actuelle community, and from emerging experimentalists to today's most revered composers.

For over a decade, Merkel's unusual sound has fused with that of the Quatuor Bozzini, considered one of the world's leading string quartets. Together they have mentored an entire generation of creators through the Composer's Kitchen; have released numerous critically acclaimed albums on their collection qb label; undertake multiple tours annually to be featured at festivals worldwide; and maintain a profound impact on the music scene across Canada and Europe in particular. They nourish Montréal audiences with unusual self-produced events that bridge worlds and cross boundaries of style, generation and culture.

Following an early career in Europe, where he contributed to the continent's leading ensembles, Merkel has made Montréal his home since 2000. He supports and advocates for new music in Québec and in Canada, and is regularly sought after as speaker, curator and adviser. His presence is felt in academia as well, through articles written for the Revue Circuit, and through his teaching at Concordia University. He's a passionate chef and lives in Montréal's Portuguese neighborhood together with his wife Isabelle Bozzini and children Félix and Béatrice."

-Quatuor Bozzini website (http://www.quatuorbozzini.ca/en/select/bio/?id=merkel_cl)
7/21/2017

"Stéphanie Bozzini. Born Montréal, Québec, 1974. Performer (viola)

Stéphanie Bozzini is a founding member of the Bozzini Quartet, a new music string quartet which performs regularly in major festivals throughout Canada, the United States, Europe and South America. Her curiosity and interest in a number of musical styles, from historically informed period instrument playing to contemporary improvisation, have led her to become a remarkably versatile musician.

Solo performances include Huddersfield (UK), Ostrava Days Festival (Czech Rep), NY MUSIK (Sweden), and REDCAT CalArts (Los Angeles). She is principal viola with Arion, and plays regularly with other baroque music groups including Tafelmusik, Theatre of Early Music and SMCQ. Stéphanie has been a long-time collaborator with contemporary ensembles Bradyworks and Kore, as well as Ensemble Lunaire (Zürich). Major orchestral engagements include the Tonhalle of Zurich and the Winterthurer Stadtorchester, and chamber orchestras such as I Musici and Les Violons du Roy. Other chamber music projects have led to performances at The Banff Centre for the Arts, the Tonhalle Zurich, and the Festival des Îles du Bic. Stéphanie Bozzini teaches viola at the Music Department, Concordia University in Montréal."

-Quatuor Bozzini Website (http://www.quatuorbozzini.ca/en/select/bio/?id=bozzini_st)
7/21/2017

"Isabelle Bozzini. Born Montréal, Québec, 1969. Performer (cello).

A passionate chamber player, cellist Isabelle Bozzini is dedicated to exploring two parallel worlds - new music of all kinds and music on period instruments. This endeavour continuously challenges her and nourishes her artistic aspirations.

She is a founding member of the Quatuor Bozzini which since its inception in 1999 has become one of Canada's leading string quartets on national and international scenes. Playing close to forty concerts per year, the Bozzinis produce their own concert series in Montréal including the Salon des compositeurs + Composer's Kitchen event. They tour several times per year in Europe, the US and Canada and have launched the label collection qb in the Fall of 2004 in collaboration with DAME. Isabelle Bozzini also works with Kore Ensemble, and various improvising artists such as Malcolm Goldstein, François Houle, Benoît Delbecq, Diane Labrosse and Jean Derome. Having collaborated for many years with Joël Thiffault and the Montréal Baroque Orchestra, Isabelle Bozzini now plays regularly with Ensemble Arion. She also plays with Idées Heureuses, Ensemble Caprice, the Studio de Musique Ancienne de Montréal, and French harpsichordist and conductor Hervé Niquet."

-Quatuor Bozzini Website (http://www.quatuorbozzini.ca/en/select/bio/?id=bozzini_is)
7/21/2017

Other Releases With These Artists:
Frey, Jurg
Ephemeral Constructions
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)
Lussier, Rene / Robert Marcel Lepage / Quatuor Bozzini
Chants et danses ...with strings (Vol. III)
(Tour de Bras)
Quatuor Bozzini
Christopher Butterfield: Trip
(Collection QB)
Boon, Dante / Jurg Frey
clarinet (and piano)
(Another Timbre)
Brady, Tim
Three Cities in the Life of Dr. Norman Bethune
(Ambiances Magnetiques)
Nono, Luigi / Jurg Frey
Works For Violin Duos
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)
Zimmerlin, Alfred
Dunki . Frey . Aeschbacher . Capt . Hefti . Moster
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)
Merkel, Clemens
Maderna . Beuger . von Schweinitz . Stiegler
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)
Frey, Jurg
Beuger . Cage
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)
Cage . Pisaro . Frey . Beuger
Accordion Music
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)
Frey, Jurg
String Quartet No. 3 / Unhorbare Zeit
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)
Frey, Jurg
24 Worter
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)
Frey . Beuger / Duo Contour
Duos
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)
Beuger, Antoine
Two . Too (For Erwin-Josef Speckmann)
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)
Wolff, Christian / Wandelweiser Komponisten Ensemble
Stones
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)
Martin, Simon (w/ Quasar, Bozzini Quartet, Trio de guitares contemporain)
Hommage a Leduc, Borduas et Riopelle
(Collection QB)
Frey, Jurg
Circles and Landscapes - works for solo piano played by Philip Thomas
(Another Timbre)
Frey, Jurg
Grizzana and other pieces 2009-2014 [2 CDs]
(Another Timbre)
Frey, Jurg / Radu Malfatti
II
(erstwhile)
Beuger, Antoine
Cantor Quartets [2 CDs]
(Another Timbre)
Various Artists
Wandelweiser und so weiter [6 CD Box]
(Another Timbre)
Quatuor Bozzini
A Chacun Sa Miniature
(Collection QB)
Quatuor Bozzini - Jean Derome, Joane Hetu
Le mensonge et l'identite
(Collection QB)
Quatuor Bozzini
Michel Gonneville: Hozhro
(Collection QB)
Brady, Tim
Three Cities in the Life of Dr. Norman Bethune
(Ambiances Magnetiques)
Quatuor Bozzini
Steve Reich: Different Trains
(Collection QB)
Recommended & Related Releases:
Lussier, Rene / Robert Marcel Lepage / Quatuor Bozzini
Chants et danses ...with strings (Vol. III)
(Tour de Bras)
Quatuor Bozzini
Christopher Butterfield: Trip
(Collection QB)
Boon, Dante / Jurg Frey
clarinet (and piano)
(Another Timbre)
Brady, Tim
Three Cities in the Life of Dr. Norman Bethune
(Ambiances Magnetiques)
Nono, Luigi / Jurg Frey
Works For Violin Duos
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)
Cage . Pisaro . Frey . Beuger
Accordion Music
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)
Frey, Jurg
String Quartet No. 3 / Unhorbare Zeit
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)
Frey, Jurg
24 Worter
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)
Frey . Beuger / Duo Contour
Duos
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)
Beuger, Antoine
Two . Too (For Erwin-Josef Speckmann)
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)
Martin, Simon (w/ Quasar, Bozzini Quartet, Trio de guitares contemporain)
Hommage a Leduc, Borduas et Riopelle
(Collection QB)
Quatuor Bozzini
A Chacun Sa Miniature
(Collection QB)
Quatuor Bozzini - Jean Derome, Joane Hetu
Le mensonge et l'identite
(Collection QB)
Quatuor Bozzini
Michel Gonneville: Hozhro
(Collection QB)
Brady, Tim
Three Cities in the Life of Dr. Norman Bethune
(Ambiances Magnetiques)
Quatuor Bozzini
Steve Reich: Different Trains
(Collection QB)
Other Recommended Releases:
Frey, Jurg
Ephemeral Constructions
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)
Houben, Eva-Maria
Livres D'heures - Books Of Hours
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)
Zimmerlin, Alfred
Dunki . Frey . Aeschbacher . Capt . Hefti . Moster
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)
Merkel, Clemens
Maderna . Beuger . von Schweinitz . Stiegler
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)
Frey, Jurg
Beuger . Cage
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)
Johnson, Tom
Counting Keys
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)
Pisaro, Michael
Transparent City (Volumes 3 And 4)
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)
Pisaro, Michael
Transparent City (Volumes 1 And 2)
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)
Cage. Schlothauer
For Seven Players
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)
Wolff, Christian
Exercise 15
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Search for other titles on the Edition Wandelweiser Records label.