beaten path III – electronicas (2001, usa)



christoph brunner, percussion
gary berger, electronics


beaten paths is named after a work for marimba by milton babbitt; and as this reference suggests, the paths of sound and idea on this program are certainly far off the beaten path. "paths" also suggests signal paths (beaten, perhaps, by a constant flow of electrons during design and rehearsal of new compositions?)...and certainly a great variety of ways of routing and processing electronic signals are represented on this program, from the purely acoustic to the digital. the aesthetic paths trodden by europe's most adventurous composers are also quite different from those that are currently fashionable in the united states, and this program gives an unique insight into the mental and spiritual directions musicians are taking on the other side of the atlantic.

program
jean-charles françois aphorisms a (2000) for marimba
(*1942, france)
fragments II (1987) for prepared snare drum

alfred zimmerlin horizont (2001) for marimba and live electronics
(*1955, CH) first performance
commissioned by and written for christoph brunner

wolfgang heiniger wassermusik (1994/96) for a performer
(*1964, switzerland) and live electronics

philippe kocher solo for hi-hat and live electronics (2001)
(*1973, switzerland) first performance
commissioned by and written for christoph brunner

jürg frey jemandem bei einer tätigkeit zuhören (1997)
(*1953, switzerland) for a skin instrument

annette schmucki 23 vokale für christoph [vocalisen 2] (2001)
(*1968, switzerland) for marimba
first performance
commissioned by and written for christoph brunner

gary berger langsam (1999) for percussion and live electronics
(*1967, switzerland)


the premiere of this program took place at the gallery diapason, new york on november 10, 2001.




Copyright Christoph Brunner