** 2021 Stock ** Born in Israel, composer Chaya Czernowin has lived in Germany, Japan and the U.S. Her teachers included Dieter Schnebel, Joan Tower, Brian Ferneyhough and Roger Reynolds. Czernowin’s sound occupies a unique world. Often many instruments are used to become one “composite” instrument. Time is slowed down, so that the slow flow of sound enables one to perceive the smallest details of a texture or a sound. The resulting music can feel fluid, dense or agitated, at times echoing that of Xenakis and Ferneyhough.
She has been awarded numerous international prizes including: Gaudeamus Composer’s Workshop, DAAD Scholarship (Berlin), Stipendium Preis and Kranichsteiner Musikpreis (Darmstadt), Asahi Shimbum Fellowship (Tokyo), NEA Composition Commission Grant, ISCM and IRCAM commissions. Czernowin is on the composition faculty of the University of California at San Diego. This is the debut recording of her works. A special opportunity to hear an exciting voice in New Music. Defective Mode Discs May Be Exchanged Unfortunately, the first pressing of the recent Xenakis: Percussion Music set (mode 171/3) had some bad edits on disc two during Pléïades. If you have purchased this set, and the disc two serial number on the label does not read “mode 172R”, then you have the early pressing with the problem edits. Mode will exchange these discs free of charge. Please return only the original disc two (mode 172) to us and we will send you the new, improved version in exchange. The second pressing of Chaya Czernowin’s “Afatsim” (mode 77) developed a static burst during Track 4 “Dam Sheon Hachol” (at about 23:06). The good thing is that very few of these were actually shipped before the problem was discovered. Again, if you have a defective disc, please return it to us and we will send you a replacement.