Friday 29 February 2008

Olga Neuwirth - Vampyrotheone, Hooloomooloo, Bählamms Fest



"Born in Austria in 1968, Olga Neuwirth has emerged over the last few years as one of the leading members of the rising generation of European composers, with a string of prestigious commissions in the pipeline. She has studied film as well as music, and references to the visual arts permeate her works, which also make extensive use of electronics and real-time spatial effects and transformations.



The 1995 Vampyrotheone (the title evokes a fictitious deep-sea creature) is the only piece here that does without any extra technology, with its three spatially separated ensembles led by instrumental soloists, while Hooloomooloo reinforces another trio of ensembles with a recording of an ondes martenot. The writing is sometimes dense, sometimes exuberantly florid, and Neuwirth’s musical language seems indebted to Boulez more than to any other composer. This pair of striking pieces is framed and separated by the three ‘instrumental islands’ taken from Neuwirth’s 1999 music drama Bählamms Fest, based upon a play by Leonora Carrington; the sound of a central group of instruments is blended with their own electronic reflections to produce an extraordinary continuum of colors. An intriguing introduction to an important composer". Andrew Clements

"... like Tex Avery and Boulez planning a submarine attack on a highly civilized tropical island to conquer the dwarf raccoon."
Ken Kercheval



1. Instrumental-Insel I aus "Bählamms Fest" (1997-00)
("for Ensemble centrally positioned in space and Live-Electronics")

2. Vampyrotheone (1995)
("for 3 soloists and 3 Ensemble formations")

3. Instrumental-Insel II aus "Bählamms Fest" (1997-00)
("for Ensemble centrally positioned in space and Live-Electronics")

4. Hooloomooloo (1996-97)
("for Ensemble in 3 groups with CD-Player")

5. Instrumental-Insel III aus "Bählamms Fest" (1997-00)
("for Ensemble centrally positioned in space and Live-Electronics")

part1 @320
part2 @320

4 comments:

dalemcbdnl said...

Very Interesting. This is the second down load from your blog AND I appreciate both. The other was the recent Ben Goldberg. I mainly listen to free jazz but this work by Neuwirth fits my tastes just fine. Thank you PUBLICADA!

john said...

Thanks for the opportunity to sample this. Good blog!

Penis Enlargement Pills said...

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I think I will leave my comment.
I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog.
I will keep visiting this blog very often.

Michellevpcq said...

Very Interesting. This is the second down load from your blog AND I appreciate both. The other was the recent Ben Goldberg. I mainly listen to free jazz but this work by Neuwirth fits my tastes just fine. Thank you PUBLICADA!