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Nordzucker (Ulher / Scherzberg / Maierhof): 500 gr (Creative Sources)


 

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Birgit Ulher-trumpet

Lars Scherzberg-saxophone

Michael Maierhof-cello


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UPC: 5609063400526

Label: Creative Sources
Catalog ID: CS052
Squidco Product Code: 5579

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2005
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded at Vivaldi-Saal, in Berlin, Germany, on March 14th, 2005, by Gunnar Brandt.

Descriptions, Reviews, &c.
"After a couple of recent jousts with electronics (in the form of Gino Robair's "voltage made audible" on Sputter and Lou Mallozzi's turntables on Landscape: Recognisable), 500 gr finds trumpeter Birgit Ulher back in the company of "traditional" instruments: saxophone (Lars Scherzberg) and cello (Michael Maierhof). Though of course they certainly don't sound traditional: all three players reveal great familiarity with extended techniques on their respective instruments, and, more impressive still, leave each other space to explore them. This is not so much a return to the austere Berlin Reductionism ca. 2001/2 - there are very few silences of more than a couple of seconds - as much as a look further back into the history of German music: the pristine clarity of Webern, the spiky pointillism of Stockhausen's Kontra-punkte and the extreme compression of Mathias Spahlinger (think the Vier Stücke). It's a terse, closely argued music, angular and intense without being expressionistic. And certainly not sweet either, despite the giant sugarcubes on the album cover."-Dan Warburton (Paris Transatlantic)

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1. 89gr 8:51

2. 65gr 6:28

3. 49gr 4:52

4. 43gr 4:18

5. 46gr 4:31

6. 34gr 3:24

7. 61gr 6:01

8. 50gr 4:59

9. 63gr 6:15

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Creative Sources
Improvised Music
European Improv, Free Jazz & Related
December 2005
Free Improvisation
Trio Recordings

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