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dis/con/sent (Petzold / Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Bauer): Munchen (Creative Sources)

A double opus of improvised String Quartets in four movements each, using impressive technique and exquisite pacing in this live recording captured at the Offene Ohren, in Munich, Germany, 2023 by Dietrich Petzold on violin, tenor violin, clavichord & bowed metal, Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Guilherme Rodrigues on cello and Matthias Bauer on double bass.
 

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Dietrich Petzold-violin, tenor violin, clavichord, bowed metal

Ernesto Rodrigues-viola

Guilherme Rodrigues-cello

Matthias Bauer-double bass


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UPC: 5609063408003

Label: Creative Sources
Catalog ID: cs800
Squidco Product Code: 34424

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2024
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Live recording in the Offene Ohren, in Munich, Germany, on June 16th, 2023, by Enrico Fuchs.

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"Classical music continues to be a significant fount for collaborations in this space, particularly for string groups, including various projects around Ernesto Rodrigues. Those (more often arco) string articulations can involve a variety of novel pairings as well (including with non-strings...), but what I've taken to calling the "jazz string quartet" (with double bass instead of a second violin) seems to be becoming an ongoing format (for a variety of musicians...). And it's been specifically ongoing for Berlin-Lisbon quartet Dis/con/sent (Dietrich Petzold, Ernesto and Guilherme Rodrigues and Matthias Bauer), now releasing its fifth album on Creative Sources, München (recorded there live this past June):

While the program presents two substantial four-movement "string quartets" (complete with opus number being the recording date...), indeed suggesting a classical format, the brief accompanying materials emphasize the live and unedited (and uncut) nature of the performance. There's also a sort of aggressiveness (or at least novelty...) built into the sound of Dis/con/sent - whose first album was reviewed here in October 2018 - via extended technique, with Petzold especially bringing "bowed metal" (and clavichord and tenor violin here) and sometimes vocalizations, but those qualities (despite some solos...) are also increasingly bound to the flow of the quartet as a whole.

Technique becomes in service to an overall sense of abstraction (per the post-Bartok quartet world...), i.e. to a classical sense of scope and form. [...] München does show considerable development around this format, especially via its more abstract collective idiom, presenting two instant compositions that would sustain LP-length albums by themselves. (One might then press a contrast with Lisbon String Trio, another long-running Rodrigues group, but crucially featuring guests - as well as often more of a world vibe, pace jazz per se, largely excised from Dis/con/sent at this point....) The result then involves variations in intensities, some scuffling in some moments, but also soaring passages of extended four-way flow, including via novel combos of harmonics, pizzicato, etc. (Varieties of harmonics are particularly creative at times....)

Dramatic to open, continuing to glimpse broad vistas, München thus reaches for symphonic senses of abstraction and "completeness," i.e. for the world of the post-Beethoven string quartet (far more than it does for classic jazz...). And while it also involves some slack, it does mostly arrive: Regarding the "instant" part, there's far more expressivity and flow here than e.g. a typical classical quartet trying to work through a novel, through-composed score...."-Todd McComb's Jazz Thoughts


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Artist Biographies

"Dietrich Petzold (born January 8, 1954 in Eisenach0 is a German violinist, composer and audio book director.

Petzold grew up as a son of the church musician and composer Johannes Petzold in Eisenach and Weimar, where he completed a classical violin training from 1959 to 1970. Since 1975 he has been freelance as a violinist and violinist in various occupations, LP and CD productions, film and TV (including: Klaus Lenz -Big-Band, Uschi Brüning & Co., Stefan Diestelmann Folk Blues Band, Toto Blanke, Manialdi - Quartett, Zülfü Livaneli, Maria Farantouri, Mikis Theodorakis, Chris Jarrett, Zotos Kompania, Michael Griener, Wu Wei, Johannes Bauer, Butch Morris.

Since 1980, Dietrich Petzold has been composing for theater, film and television (including DEFA, Deutsches Theater Berlin, Landestheater Schwerin, Landestheater Greifswald / Stralsund, Kleist Theater Frankfurt, Hackesches Hoftheater, Neues Theaterhalle, Junges Theater Zürich, Staatstheater Cottbus, Hochschule For film and television "Konrad Wolf", Teatret Vart, Molde / Norway).

Since the founding of his "office for applied music " tonus arcus also developed music for radio plays and radio features (among others for DS culture, SWF, MDR, ORB, SFB, NDR, DR, ORF, Hörbuch-Verlag, RBB0, Jazz and chamber music productions (among others for Germany radio, Germany Radio Culture, RAI III, Radioropa, ZDF, Radio Toscana Classica). Dietrich Petzold lives in Berlin. He is chairman of the Kulturinitiative Förderband e. V. and has a daughter."

-Wikipedia (Translated by Google) (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dietrich_Petzold)
4/22/2024

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"He has been playing the violin for 30 years and in that time has played all genres of music ranging from contemporary music to free jazz and improvised music, live and in the studio.

His main interest shifted towards contemporary improvised and composed music.

The relationship with his instruments is focused in sonic and textural elements.

Electronic music was an early influence on his approach to violin playing, which challenges traditional romantic concepts of the violin/viola through use of preparations and micro tuning.

Active in different settings on the Portuguese scene for free improvised music, both as a collaborator and in leading his own groups.

Music for Dance, Cinema, Video and Performance.

Has created the record label Creative Sources Recordings in 1999, which mainly concentrates on releasing experimental and electro-acoustic music."

-Creative Sources (http://creativesourcesrec.com/creative_artists.html)
4/22/2024

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"Was born 1988 in Lisboa, Portugal and started playing cello and trumpet at Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa at the age of 7. In 1999 joined Conservatório Nacional de Música de Lisboa to study classical and music theory and in the current year recorded his first album - Multiples - with Ernesto Rodrigues and José Oliveira out on Creative Sources Recordings.

Apart from work in music ensembles ranging for contemporary classical to free improvisation, also works with live music poetry, theatre and film-music. After lengthy residency in Lisboa, (1988-2016) moved to Berlin and has been active as composer and improviser in the scene.

Worked with some international and renewed artists like Ernesto Rodrigues, Jean-luc Guionnet, Margarida Garcia, Manuel Mota, Alfredo Costa Monteiro, Sei Miguel, Tim Goldie, Jeffrey Morgan, Oren Marshall, Gerhard Uebele, Klaus Kurvers, Gabriel Paiuk, Nicolas Field, Jaime Fennelly, Blaise Siwula, Will Guthrie, Pawel Grabowski, Michael Thieke, Wade Matthews, Leonel Kaplan, Diego Chamy, Gabriel Paiuk, Barry Weisblat, Joe Giardullo, Jassem Hindi, Tisha Mukarji, Masahiko Okura, Taku Unami, Toshihiro Koike, Sharif Sehnaoui, Christine Abdelnour, Alexandre Bellenger, Carlos Zingaro, Romaric Sobac, Nuno Rebelo, Nuno Torres, Naoto Yamagashi, Heddy Boubaker, Gerhard Uebele, Guillermo Torres, Tomas Gris, Carlos Santos, Bruno Parrinha, Miguel Leiria Pereira, Miguel Ivo Cruz, Alberto Cirera, Nuno Morão, Mark Sanders, Dennis Gonzaléz, Alípio Carvalho Neto, Raymond Macdonald, Neil Davidson, David Stachenas, Lisa Ullén, D'incise, Cyril Bondy, Miguel Mira, Rodrigo Amado, Abdul Moimême, Monsieur Trinité, João Madeira, Álvaro Rosso, Gil Gonçalves, Marian Yanchyk, Filipe Passos, Rodrigo Pinheiro, Christian Wolfarth, Thanos Chrysakis, Bechir Saade, Kurt Liedwart, Miguel A. Garcia, Ilia Belorukov, Andrew Lafkas, Gao Jiafeng, Eric Wong, Johan Moir, Casey Moir, Magda Mayas, Matthias Muller, Alexander Frangenheim ...

Has performed and toured in all Europe. Released more than 30 albums of his own projects."

-Creative Sources (http://creativesourcesrec.com/creative_artists.html)
4/22/2024

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"Matthias Bauer is a double bass player, improviser and composer who is mainly working in the field of improvised and new music.

He performed with many internationally renowned musicians of the free improviser scene and took part in various ensembles and festivals.A central concern is his own solo performance incorporating the voice.

His compositions aim to make a bridge between composition and improvisation.new music

He performed a large repertoire of solo compositions and is working with Berlin based new music ensembles unitedberlin, asian art, Junge Musik and mosaik.He is on several CD releases and performed at festivals like Maerzmusic Berlin, musicaviva München, Biennale Venedig, nuovaconsonanza Rom, musique on scene Lyon, Daegu Contemporary Music Festival, Wien Modern, Konfrontationen Nickelsdorf and Total Music Meeting."

-Matthias Bauer Website (https://www.bauerbass.de/)
4/22/2024

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Track Listing:



1. String Quartet Op. 230616 No. 1 - 1st movement 9:49

2. String Quartet Op. 230616 No. 1 - 2nd movement 4:58

3. String Quartet Op. 230616 No. 1 - 3rd movement 9:01

4. String Quartet Op. 230616 No. 1 - 4thmovement 11:05

5. String Quartet Op. 230616 No. 2 - 1st movement 5:56

6. String Quartet Op. 230616 No. 2 - 2nd movement 12:02

7. String Quartet Op. 230616 No. 2 - 3rd movement 8:23

8. String Quartet Op. 230616 No. 2 - 4th movement 15:01

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