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/
There you go with two reviews of the concert by Ensemble neoN —last Tuesday, April the 12th, at Scandinavia House, NYC—, the opening night for MATA Festival 2016. They played music by Alexander Kaiser, Seán Clancy, Jan Martin Smørdal, Matthew Welch, Neil Luck and my Don’t Condescend [Don’t Even Disagree] (2014), for quintet.
The first one is by The New York Times’ critic Anthony Tommasini, the second is by New York Classical Review’s George Grella.
“…The young Spanish composer Diego Jiménez Tamame packs a lot of dense, restless music into his five-minute “Don’t Condescend [Don’t Even Disagree].” It unfolds with violent shifts and gnashing chords as motifs and cells of pitches interact and recombine…“
“…Don’t condescend sounds like a dense burst of white noise, disassembled, with the parts all heading back to coalesce at a central point. The well-executed writing is full of power and gnarled timbres…”
So! The New Yorker just announced the first concert of MATA Festival 2016, where Ensemble neoN will perform my quintet Don’t condescend [Don’t even disagree] (2014), along music by Alexander Kaiser, Matthew Welch, Seán Clancy, Neil Luck and Jan Martin Smørdal.
Here’s the link. Check it out and get your tickets soon, if you haven’t already!
My piece Don’t condescend [Don’t even disagree] (2014), for quintet, will be performed by Ensemble neoN (in their concert “Northern lights“) on April the 12th at Scandinavia House (58 Park Avenue), New York City, during MATA Festival 2016.
Really looking forward!
I’m extremely excited to announce that I’m one of the selected composers for the MATA Festival 2016, taking place next spring in New York City!!!
Still can barely believe it!!!