By Ensemble Musikfabrik. By Rebecca Saunders (1967-). Listening CD. Wergo #WER 66942. Published by Wergo (NX.WER-66942).
Item Number: NX.WER-66942
Â€œWhat we call silence is for me comparable to a dense knot of noise, frequencies, and sounds,â€ says Rebecca Saunders. â€œFrom this surface of apparent silence I try to draw out and mould sound and colour." Samuel Beckett's works have become very important for the composer. Therein lies, perhaps, a certain parallel to Rebecca Saunders's more recent music: in the increasing sparseness of a language that gradually shuts out the inessential and ornamental.
â€œStirrings Stillâ€ is a music that seems to be inside and outside at once - both mobile sound sculpture and a journey beneath the surface of the sound waves, into the interior of a sound that suddenly seems more distant yet more intense. â€œSuch and much more such the hubbub in his mind so-called till nothing left from deep within but only ever fainter oh to end,â€ Beckett writes at the end of his â€œStirrings Stillâ€. â€œOh all to end.â€ "We love to contemplate blue, not because it advances to us, but because it draws us after it.â€. (Johann Wolfgang Goethe: Farbenlehre)"Blue is darkness made visible ... The darkness comes in with the tide.â€ (Derek Jarman: Chroma - A book of colour)"Vermilion is a red with a feeling of sharpness, like a glowing steel which can be cooled by water. Vermilion is quenched by blue, for it can support no mixture with a cold colour. The glow of red is within itself.." (Wassily Kandinsky: Concerning the Spiritual in Art).
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