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Larry Goves : Enclosure. The House of Bedlam.
Format : 1 CD
Total Time : 00:52:10

Recording : 2020
Location : Manchester
Country : Royaume-Uni
Sound : Stereo

Label : NMC
Catalog No. : NMCD269
EAN : 5023363026925
Price Code : DM018A

Publishing Year : 2021
Release Date : 01/04/2021

Genre : Classical
Larry Goves (1980-)
"Distant airports", pour flûte, saxophone alto, guitare acoustique, violoncelle et électronique
"Music inspired by Siouxsie and the Banshees 'Suburban relapse' played with little regard for coordination or tuning", pour flûte, saxophone alto, guitare électrique et violoncelle
"Borneo rivers", pour flûtes, saxophone alto, guitare électrique, violoncelle et électronique
"Music for melody instruments, objects and electronic sounds", pour flûte, saxophone alto, clarinette basse, violoncelle et électronique
"Nehemiah 2", pour flûte alto, saxophone, violoncelle et électronique

Claudia Sessa (1570-1617)
"Occhi io vissi di voipar " 1 (arr. L. Groves)
"Occhi io vissi di voipar" 2 (arr. L. Groves

Matthew Sergeant (1984-)
"Matters of Matter #4 A bowed string instrument is played with a found branch, twig, or similar...", pour violon

Sarah Hennies (1979-)
"Growing Block", pour flûte, saxophone alto, clarinette basse, guitare acoustique, violoncelle, piano et électronique

Amber Priestley (1973-)
"With wholesome hunger plenty", pour flûte, saxophone alto, guitare acoustique, violoncelle et électronique

The House of Bedlam
Kathryn Williams, flûtes
Carl Reven, saxophone alto, clarinette basse
Tom McKinney, guitares
Stephanie Teess, violoncelle
Larry Goves, piano, guitare, électronique, direction

Entirely conceived and recorded independently in lockdown by the musicians of The House of Bedlam, NMC’s release Enclosure reflects on what it is to play together and play apart and celebrates the technical achievement of isolated musicians in challenging times. Larry Goves writes in the programme booklet liner notes: 'In April 2020, when I started putting together the music for Enclosure, COVID-19 meant that everyone wanted to be together, and the circumstances were really conspiring against it. So, despite the fact that these recordings were all made (and more than half of the pieces written or arranged) during lockdown, with each player recording at home and sending to me for editing and mixing, the music has been written or chosen to reflect on what it is to play together and to play apart. This collection, therefore, includes music played in obsessive unison, played entirely independently, composed after the sounds were recorded, and in one case downplaying the importance of the instrumentalist entirely.' Works by Larry Goves include Distant airports and Music for melody instruments, objects, and electronic sounds which strive for a virtual togetherness with unison melodies weaving their way through electronic clouds, and a new work inspired by the aggressive stabbing chords of a Siouxsie and the Banshees track. Larry's arrangements of Claudia Sessa's (c.1570-c.1619) Occhi io vissi di vol plays on the tension of playing together and playing apart with alternative takes of a saxophone superimposed on itself creating a duet and then wider ensemble, while his piece Nehemiah 2 grows out of an unrecognisably-distorted sample of blues legend Nehemiah Curtis ‘Skip’ James Growing Block’s graphic score (by Sarah Hennies) invites the performer to explore listening in a particular space and time. 30-second blocks of music have the musicians “behave as though inside a snapshot of a moment in time, if one could move around inside a moment without going forwards or backwards.” Matthew Sergeant’s piece Matters of Matter #4 celebrates the sounds objects or materials make for themselves with two branches bowing a violin’s open strings - creating a seductive, glitchy, AMSR-like music. With the performers collectively choosing (in advance) their own sounds and approaches to a renaissance melody, Amber Priestley's With wholesome hunger plenty calls on the musicians to navigate graphically notated solos, to invite others to join in, or to choose to interrupt, and ultimately to race to the end.

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