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Hannesson, Mark: Angels (Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Pianist Roger Admiral performs Canadian composer Mark Hannesson's "The Angel's Game", and "Memory Sustained", both minimal works for solo piano, the second using a set of instructions giving the performer advice and discretion over pacing and approach.
 

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Mark Hannesson-composer

Roger Admiral-piano


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UPC: 4011778040804

Label: Edition Wandelweiser Records
Catalog ID: EWR 1612
Squidco Product Code: 23043

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2016
Country: Germany
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold 3 Panels
Recorded in Convocation Hall, Edmonton, Canada, in May 2016 by the artist.

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Instructions for "Memory Sustained":

pacing is at the performer's discretion
overall, quiet and gentle
accidentals only apply to the notes they directly proceed
final two fermatas are long

Artist Biographies

"Mark Hannesson (b. 1968) is a composer and sound artist who writes instrumental, electronic and mixed works. As well, he is an active performer of live electronic music playing laptop, no-input mixer and badly tuned theremin.

Originally from Winnipeg, Canada, he completed a Bachelor degree in Music from Brandon University and a Master degree in Composition at the University of Alberta. He completed a doctorate (DMA) in Composition at the University of British Columbia.

He is an Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta teaching courses in Composition, Music Technology and Experimental Improvisation.

His work can be found on the Modisti Netlabel, Cyland Audio Archive, Canadian Electroacoustic Community (CEC) and Edition Wandelweiser."

-University of Alberta website (https://sites.ualberta.ca/~mjh7/about.html)
2/28/2024

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"Canadian pianist Roger Admiral performs solo and chamber music repertoire spanning the 18th through the 21st century. Known for his dedication to contemporary music, Roger has commissioned and premiered many new compositions. He works regularly for New Music Edmonton, and also performs as part of Kovalis Duo with Montreal percussionist Philip Hornsey

Roger studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto), University of Western Ontario, and the University of Alberta (where he graduated with a Doctor of Music degree.) His main teachers were Virginia Blaha, Peter Smith, Arthur Rowe, and Helmut Brauss.

Recent performances include the complete piano works of Iannis Xenakis for Vancouver New Music, Gyorgy Ligeti's Piano Concerto with the Victoria Symphony Orchestra conducted by Tania Miller, and recitals for Curto-Circuito de Música Contemporânea Brazil / Canada."

-Roger Admiral Website (http://www.rogeradmiral.com/)
2/28/2024

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Track Listing:



1. The Angels's Game 48:37

2. Memory Sustained 18:58

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