I am so happy to share this new recording by the magnificent Ensemble neoN, from Norway. They performed this little quintet fiercely during the first concert of MATA Festival 2016, which took place on April the 12th at Scandinavia House, New York City.
I am very thankful for their great work! The recording is amazing. I hope you enjoy it!
Flute: Yumi Murakami
Bass Clarinet in Bb: Kristine Tjøgersen
Piano: Heloísa Gomes do Amaral
Violin: Karin Hellqvist
Violoncello: Inga Byrkjeland
Conductor: Magnus Loddgard
Programme notes (by Todd Tarantino, MATA’s Executive Director):
“Built from a limited number of scarcely modified musical cells that interact and react, Tamame’s work treats its musical materials as pixels, as in a computer-generated image. As pointillist art coalesces into a larger image when granted spatial distance, Tamame’s cels, each intense, energetic, violent even, together coalesce into a unified wall of sound that moves forward in a seeming directional narrative. “Seeming” is the important word. Although the instrumentalists unquestioningly move toward a goal, the discourse itself is flat. Tamame writes: “this is a representation of the idea of ‘white noise’ —even though the sonic nature of the materials bear little resemblance to white noise itself— which while extremely energetic is also the flattest and most homogeneous of them all”. Don’t condescend [Don’t even disagree] is dedicated to the Meitar Ensemble, who premiered the work in Tel Aviv.”
The New York Times: www.nytimes.com/2016/04/14/arts/m…aranoia.html?_r=0
New York Classical Review: newyorkclassicalreview.com/2016/04/mat…rreverence/