Noriko Kawakami

Zwischen Immer und Nie | Chamber Music

Cover of audio CD »Between Always and Never«, building facade with colorful blinds
Type of publication
Audio CD
Author / Editor
NEOS Music GmBH (Hg.)
Publishing house, place
NEOS Music GmbH, München

 [01] luft.strömungen 09:25 for soprano, flute, guitar and percussion (2015) Julia Spaeth, soprano | Ensemble L’ART POUR L’ART
[02] Farbschattierung 09:54 for saxophone, accordion and cello
(2007) trio ecco (Christoph Kirschke, saxophone | Primoz Parovel, accordion | Moritz Müllenbach, cello)
[03] Oh, die wilde Rose blühet … 11:35 for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano and percussion (2004) Thürmchen Ensemble Köln | Erik Oña, conductor
[04] An der Staffelei 15:29 for 2 saxophones and electronics [4 channel tapes]
(2004) Saxophonduo dialodia (Christoph Kirschke & Udo Schmid)
[05] Im Traum, den das Chaos webt 09:43 for accordion and bass koto (17-string koto)
(2012/13) Eva Zöllner, accordion | Naoko Kikuchi, koto
[06] Zwischen Immer und Nie 10:20 for accordion, piano, percussion, violin and cello
(2010) Thürmchen Ensemble | Erik Oña, conductor

World premiere recordings/ Life Recordings

"Perhaps my art is the art of a madman, a sparkling mercury, a blue soul that bursts over my paintings."

This quote from Marc Chagall's autobiography »My Life« is the starting point for Noriko Kawakami's new composition »At the Easel«, which she created in 2004 at the ZKM | Hertz-Lab (at this time ZKM | Institute for Music and Acoustics). She used this text as sound material for her play-along tape, as well as saxophone sounds such as key and air noises and played notes. The work for two saxophones and four speakers is her first attempt to put speakers and instrumentalists on an equal footing.

»An der Staffelei« was created during a guest artist residency of Noriko Kawakami at the ZKM | Hertz-Lab (ZKM | Institute for Music and Acoustics) and was premiered on May 13, 2005 in the context of the concert »An der Staffelei - Saxophon und Elektronik« at the Kubus of the ZKM.

German, English, French
Audio-CD, Booklet, total playing time: 66:26 min
EAN: 4260063120206
Organization / Institution
ZKM | Hertz-Lab

Dominik Weinmann

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