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Wydawnictwo: Wergo
Nr katalogowy: WER 64312
Nośnik: 1 CD
Data wydania: maj 2020
EAN: 4010228643121
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Epoka muzyczna: współczesna
Obszar (język): angielski
Instrumenty: fortepian
Rodzaj: kwartet

Pinnock: Lines and Spaces

Wergo - WER 64312
Omar Ebrahim, baritone
Richard Uttley, piano
Quatuor Bozzini
Ensemble Adapter
London Sinfonietta / Beat Furrer
String Quartet No. 2
Lines and Spaces
Music for Europe
On this portrait-CD the British composer Naomi Pinnock creates tender-fragile, finely differentiated sound formations from highly reduced sound material. The attempt to transform imperfection into sound is crucial for Pinnock’s work. Dirk Wieschollek explains in the CD-booklet: ‘The concentration and compression of musical gestures into essential expressive elements, always accompanied by the possibility of not existing at all, are often taken to a melancholic extreme.’ “String Quartet no. 2” for example in the beginning remains in a heavy, wearily advancing motion created by varied expressive repetitions of a descending chord progression. In the second movement it segues into resigned, melancholic sound circles which end in a barely perceptible, toneless pizzicato at the bridge.

Naomi Pinnock frequently derives inspiration for her works from literature and paintings. The piano solo “Lines and Spaces”, which gave the title to the portrait-CD, owes its existence to her encounter with the abstract paintings of Agnes Martin, whose minimalist square canvases reveal the subtlest nuances of colours and lines. In the composition various differentiations and relations evolve through the reduction on horizontally-conceptualized, singular lines and chordally-inspired, vertical spaces.

In “Music for Europe” Naomi Pinnock deals with the Brexit – but not politically motivated: ‘I’d already started sketching the piece when the United Kingdom made its decision to leave the EU. I was utterly devastated about the referendum result. […] Even though I do adhere to the idea that you should concentrate on the work and not yourself when you’re making art – it’s going to express yourself anyway, so you don’t need to think about self-expression – I can’t tell you where I stop and the music starts. The fragility you hear is not contrived.’

The compositions on this portrait-CD reflect the range of works of Naomi Pinnock from solo pieces to larger vocal and instrumental compositions, interpreted by internationally renowned artists as Richard Uttley, Quatuor Bozzini, London Sinfonietta and Ensemble Adapter.

Recording: Church of St John the Baptist, Dethick, 22. November 2019 (Tr. 1-2); 12. März 2011 für Hear and Now show im BBC Radio 3 (Tr. 3-5); SJE Arts Church, Oxford, 21. Mai 2019 (Tr. 6-11); Haus des Rundfunks Berlin, Kleiner Sendesaal, 23. Januar 2019.

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