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Jürg Frey

Continuité, Fragilité, Résonance

Label: Elsewhere

Format: CD

Genre: Compositional

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'Continuité, fragilité, résonance' is a 51-minute piece written by Jürg Frey in 2020-2021 for octet: string and saxophone quartets. The Montréal-based Quatuor Bozzini and the Bern-based Konus Quartett premiered the piece in September 2021, and later recorded it for this album with the presence of the composer, during a three-day recording session in August 2022 at the Auditorium of Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern, Switzerland. Both quartets have premiered other works of Frey's in the past and have a deep understanding of the composer, performing his pieces masterfully with their mature and sensitive musicianship.  

"In movement, music has an energy that moves forward, in stillness, music sinks into the vertical depth of the moment. Music thrives on this dynamic contrast, and the special moments of stillness in a composition have fascinated and touched composers time and again throughout the centuries. Music can also have its starting point in silence, yes, even more, this silence can be the foundation of an entire composition. In this sense, the new piece will work with sound movements and stillness, but always develop these phenomena out of silence and lead them back into silence, thus creating its own acoustic reality of concentration and deepening." — Jürg Frey 

Cat. number: elsewhere 026
Year: 2023
Continuité, fragilité, résonance (2020 - 2021) Recorded: 9 - 11 Aug. 2021, at Auditorium Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern. Presented in a 4-panel cardboard.