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Hannesson, Mark / Dante Boon / Anastassis Philippakopoulos : hannesson . boon . philippakopoulos (Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Three solo piano works from three composers--Mark Hannesson, Dante Boon, and Anastassis Philippakopoulos--are performed by Dante Boon in this studio album recorded in Berlin; three extremely compatible works that prove to be quintessential examples of Wandelweiser minimalism finding melody, progression and abstraction in subtle and elusive ways; sublime.
 

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UPC: 4011778041221

Label: Edition Wandelweiser Records
Catalog ID: EWR 1916
Squidco Product Code: 28584

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2019
Country: Austria
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold 3 Panels
Recorded at Jazz-Schmeide, in Dusseldorf, Germany, on August 18th, 19th, and 20th, 2018, by Mark Hannesson.

Descriptions, Reviews, &c.

"Three works for solo piano, played by Boon. One each by Hannesson and Boon and a set of four shorter pieces by Philippakopoulos. The transition between compositions is almost seamless and, indeed, it's possible to listen to the works as a single, continuous piece of music. Hannesson's 'signposts' is apparently sourced from the 2016 Wandelweiser catalog, the choice of which "fragments" to play left to the pianist. Largely individual notes, a tonal feel without a specific tonality, allowed to hang in space, expertly placed by Boon; in several ways an archetypal Wandelweiser piece and a very lovely one. 'duo (2h)', by Boon, while very much in line with the preceding work, expands things just a bit, inserting a few more subtle chords, suffusing the music with a warm light--gorgeous. The four 'piano pieces' by Philippakopoulos add just a tinge more melody, providing the hint of a line, softly undulating like a bit of seaweed in a tide pool. A beautiful conclusion to a very moving collection of sounds."-Brian Olewnick, Just Outside



"Mark Hannesson's music often is about people: be it his children, the shuffling of feet or the victims of a US drone attack in Pakistan. Signposts is about composers: the ones listed in the Wandelweiser catalogue of 2016. Their music can be heard in the fragments chosen freely by the pianist.

Anastassis Philippakopoulos writes melodies: the melody has become a piece. There are scales and permutations, variations but no motifs. The melodies are mostly about what he sees: the sea, the sky, mountains.

Duo (2h) by Dante Boon is a duo for pianist. There are 40 measures and each hand has a solo twice. It feels like a very personal piece to its composer and had never been played in public before this recording was made."-liner notes


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Artist Biographies

"Dante Boon (1973) is a Dutch composer and pianist living in Amsterdam.

At the age of 14, he started his piano studies at the Amsterdam Sweelinck Conservatorium. At the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague, he studied composition with Diderik Wagenaar.

After having been the keyboard player and arranger for a major Dutch rock band for several years, he went back to the classical, especially contemporary piano repertoire.

With Samuel Vriezen, he recorded Tom Johnson's Symmetries (piano four hands) for Karnatic Lab Records. Recordings for other labels include works by Rozalie Hirs (Attacca Records) and Philip Corner (New World Records). his first solo CD cage. frey. vriezen. feldman. ayres. johnson .manion was released 2010 on Edition Wandelweiser Records to international critical acclaim."

-Dante Boon Website (http://www.danteboon.com/dante_boon.html)
2/28/2024

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"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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"Composer Anastassis Philippakopoulos was born in 1969 in France. Between 1989 and 1994 he studied composition at the University of Arts (Universitaet der Kuenste) in Berlin with W. Szalonek and F.M. Olbrisch. Since 2003 he is a member of the Wandelweiser composers collective. In 2005 his first CD "solo pieces" was released on Edition Wandelweiser Records (EWR).

His music has been performed in Europe and the US by musicians including conductors Mark Menzies with the Calarts String Orchestra, Alexandre Myrat with the TSSO and the Camerata Athens, flutists Antoine Beuger, Manuel Zurria, Wilfrido Terrazas, Katrin Zenz, Ruth Molins, Natalia Gerakis and Christine Tavolacci, oboists Kathy Pisaro and Kostas Tiliakos, clarinetists Juerg Frey, William Powell, Germaine Sijstermans and Yannis Samprovalakis, guitarist Denis Sorokin, pianists John McAlpine, Dante Boon, Melaine Dalibert, Guy Vandromme, Teodora Stepancic, Erato Alakiozidou, R. Andrew Lee, Panagiotis Krabis, Mark So and Manfred Werder, organist Eva-Maria Houben, singer Irene Kurka and others.

In 2012 he visited California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles as an invited artist. He presented his music in lectures and concerts together with composers Michael Pisaro and Michael Jon Fink. In 2014 his CD "songs and piano pieces" was released on EWR. In 2019 he participated in Dante Boon's solo piano CD "hannesson . boon . philippakopoulos" released on EWR."

-Elsewhere Music (http://www.elsewheremusic.net/anastassis-philippakopoulos.html)
2/28/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Signposts (2016) 12:34

2. Duo (2h) (2017) 14:31

3. Piano Piece (2016) 3:36

4. Piano Piece (2017) 3:58

5. Piano Piece (2018) 4:08

6. Piano Piece (2018) 3:36

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