Ensemble 0 - Pauline Oliveros / György Ligeti: Musica Nuvolosa
After its reading of Julius Eastman's Feminine, released in 2021, the Ensemble 0 revisit the repertoires of Pauline Oliveros and György Ligeti from another angle.
From the works of Oliveros, they exhumed a deeply meditative piece for accordion and voice, giving it a new life in the form of vaporous, cloud-riding chamber music. With Ligeti, the piano radicalism of the Musica Ricercata miniatures crops up again in a new and as yet unreleased orchestration.
György Ligeti (1923-2006) was a Hungarian-Austrian composer of contemporary classical music. He has been described as one of the most important avant-garde composers in the latter half of the twentieth century and one of the most innovative and influential among progressive figures of his time.
Pauline Oliveros (1932-2016) was an American composer, accordionist and a central figure in the development of post-war experimental and electronic music.
Ensemble 0 is a "variable geometry group" formed in France in 2004 by Joël Merah, Stéphane Garin, and Sylvain Chauveau, whose line-up and instruments change according to the repertoire performed, working with many regular and invited collaborators.
1. Pauline Oliveros: Horse Sings from Cloud (1975) [19:07]
2-12. György Ligeti: Musica Ricercata (1951-53) [27:45]
I. sostenuto - misurato – prestissimo
III. allegro con spirito
IV. tempo di valse [poco vivace - 'à l'orgue de barbarie']
V. rubato. Lamentoso
VI. allegro molto capriccioso
VII. cantabile, molto legato
VIII. vivace. Energico
IX. adagio. mesto [bela bartók in memoriam]
X. vivace. Capriccioso
XI. andante misurato e tranquillo [omaggio a girolamo frescobaldi]
- Housed in 6-panel double-fold digipack
Ensemble 0 - Julius Eastman: Femenine CD
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