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Schlothauer, Burkhard: More Chamber Events [2CDs] (Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Composer Burkhard Schlothauer, co-founder of Editions Wandelweiser and a member of Zeitkratzer and the Wandwelweiser Composers Ensemble, in a five part work conceived as a single part, combining previous works into various possible versions as "events", working with spatial distribution, slow beats, noise, and pulse, superimposed from their origins.
 

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Burkhard Schlothauer-composer, trumpet, bass drum

Antoine Beuger-flute

Christoph Nicolaus-stone harp


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UPC: 4011778040828

Label: Edition Wandelweiser Records
Catalog ID: EWR 1701/02
Squidco Product Code: 24167

Format: 2 CDs
Condition: New
Released: 2017
Country: Germany
Recorded in 2011, 2015 and 2016 by Burkhard Schlothauer.

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"Events in five parts can be heard as one piece in five parts. It opens with floten, for solo flute . Tracks 2, 4 and 5 are combining floten (1998), stein reiben (2008) for stone harp and hauchen (2016) for trumpet (three solo pieces from the event series) into 3 possible versions of events no. 2 and events mo. 3. In the middle (center) section of the piece stands variable densities in space for 8 bass drums and 2 trumpets. The eight bass drums are spatially divided and all play the same slow beat, though never all of them at the same time, letting the sound wander through the space. Sometimes only one drum sounds, sometimes a few of them together. In the latter case one can hear low frequency beatings. The 2 trumpets, one to the left, one to the very right, are playing a very slow pulse with noisy sounds, independent and dissociated from the beat of the drums. "events #2 flute and stone harp" in this version of events #2 the two solo pieces floten, for flute, and stein reiben, for stone harp are superimposed in various ways."-Wandleweiser


Artist Biographies

"Born in 1957 Burkhard Schlothauer is German composer, multi-instrumentalist, educator and producer who lives in Gera in Eastern Germany. With Antoine Beuger he was the founder of Editions Wandelweiser in 1992. He performs with Zeitkratzer and the Wandwelweiser Composers Ensemble."

-Last.FM (https://www.last.fm/music/Burkhard+Schlothauer/+wiki)
6/12/2024

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"Antoine Beuger (b. 1955 in Oosterhout, Netherlands) studied composition with Ton de Leeuw at Sweelinck Coservatorium in Amsterdam 1973-78. In 1990 he began composing after an interruption of about 10 years. Two years later he founded Edition Wandelweiser together with composer/performer Burkhard Schlothauer. Since 1994 he's been active with the conception and organisation of KLANGRAUM, a concert series at Kunstraum Düsseldorf. During the years 1995-2001 he was working together with visual artist Mauser as artistic director of "Werkraum", Place for Interdisciplinary Artistic Events, Cologne. Since 1996 he's been artistic director of edition wandelweiser records and since 2004 managing director of Edition Wandelweiser gmbh."

-Last.FM (http://www.last.fm/music/Antoine+Beuger/+wiki)
6/12/2024

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"Christoph Nicolaus" ia a Munich based concert organizer, sculptor and a friend of the Wandelweiser composers' collective. He has collected several stone harps and plays them occasionally in concert. They are substantial objects, both as sculptures and instruments."

-Squidco 6/12/2024

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Track Listing:



CD1



1. Floten 11:59

2. Events #3 12:29

3. Variable Densities In Space 11:48

4. Events #2 11:41

5. Events #3 11:59

CD2



1. Events #2 Flute and Stone Harp 60:02

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