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File under: Contemporary

Jürg Frey

L'Air, L'Instant - Deux Pianos

Label: Elsewhere

Format: CD

Genre: Compositional

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Jürg Frey’s unique compositional approach places him at the cutting edge of contemporary classical music. Since the late 90's, Frey started to work with 'lists' as a basis of his compositions, sometimes words, sometimes chords, from which he developed and organized musical materials. In recent years, Frey's focus on 'lists' has extended more toward the connections of items with each other, forming melodies.
Frey wrote two compositions for two pianos in 2017-2019: Entre les deux l'instant (2017/2018) and toucher l’air (deux pianos) (2019). The earlier one was world-premiered by Dutch pianists Reinier van Houdt and Dante Boon at Splendor Amsterdam and was later recorded there together with toucher l’air by the same two pianists in the presence of Frey in Amsterdam in 2019.
Van Houdt and Boon conveyed every fine nuance of Frey’s two piano pieces with their extraordinary sensitivity and masterful skills, organically filling the two pieces with clean tranquility and airy feeling.

File under: Contemporary
Cat. number: elsewhere 014
Year: 2020
Entering this isolated expressive domain, a pair of musicians no longer find themselves sharing a structure, a scheme with a precise narrative or conceptual character, but more simply an acoustic and mental 'space', a virgin soil in which to plant the seeds of a minute and ephemeral blossoming, the most transparent and impersonal form of the verb ‘to be’.