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J._CAGE_Hymnkus

Zeitkratzer

(Old school) John Cage

Label: Zeitkratzer Records

Format: CD

Genre: Compositional Form

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John Cage’s compositions have been part of zeitkratzer’s repertoire since the very first day. The pieces presented here justify zeitkratzer’s reputation as sound specialists. Avant-garde composer Cage is played in a conservative, precise and sensual way, apart from all philosophical ambitions, and hopefully as seductive as a Schubert quintet! The “Wire Magazine” acclaimed: zeitkratzer convinced us that Cage‘s music can still live with all its complexities, stripped of the debris of its iconic-ironic status, if we only give ourselves time, space and ears to hear!

John Cages Werke gehören seit der Gründung von zeitkratzer zum festen Repertoire. Die vorliegenden Aufnahmen machen hör- und erlebbar, was zeitkratzers Ruf als Sound-Fetischisten begründet: der Avantgarde-Komponist Cage wird hier in ganz konservativer Weise genau und klang-sinnlich gespielt, schlicht und einfach jenseits aller philosophischen Ambitionen - hoffentlich für die Ohren so verführerisch wie ein Schubert-Quintett! Das britische „Wire Magazine“ jubelt: zeitkratzer convinced us that Cage‘s music can still live with all its complexities, stripped of the debris of its iconic-ironic status, if we only give ourselves time, space and ears to hea
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Cat. number: ZKR 0009
Year: 2010
Notes:
Four6' (1992), 'Five' (1988), 'Hymnkus' (1986). zeitkratzer  directed by Reinhold Friedl: Frank Gratkowski (bassclarinet, clarinet), Hayden Chisholm (clarinet), Franz Hautzinger (trumpet), Reinhold Friedl (piano), Maurice de Martin (percussion), Burkhard Schlothauer (violin), Anton Lukoszevieze (cello), Uli Phillipp (doublebass), Ralf Meinz (sound). Recorded live at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, UK, November 26, 2006. Recorded and mixed by Ralf Meinz and Reinhold Friedl, produced by Burkhard Schlothauer, executive producer: Reinhold Friedl.