Minimalist Dream House (2013)

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Minimalist Dream House


CD, DIGITAL | KML Classic | ref: KLM 2117

PRESENTATION
 

To be musically avant-garde in the 1950s meant to be difficult. Not by the end of the 1960s. That decade saw a group of American beatniks overthrow the musical givens of postwar Europe. In a series of disobediently straightforward compositions La Monte Young, Terry Jennings, Terry Riley, Steve Reich and Philip Glass declared that music could be clear, honest, pretty and experimental. Turning their backs on the conventional centres of musical power, the earliest minimalist works got their first public audience in La Monte Young's 1960-61 Chamber Street Series in Yoko Ono's New York loft. Through the 1960s in art galleries and alternative spaces, the minimalists slowly demystified, democratised and Americanised European modernism. They rejected the angst (what Philip Glass would call "crazy creepy music"). They rejected the invisible games. They rejected the theatricality. "I don't know any secrets of structure that you can't hear," wrote Steve Reich in his 1968 minimalist manifesto, Music as a Gradual Process. Minimalism claimed that there was enough interest in the sounding process itself and enough new territory to be explored in rhythmic patterning to sustain a work. If one removed the Baroque complications - the harmonic story-telling and thematic cleverness - that were obscuring the natural beauties of rhythm and sound, what would be revealed and discovered could provide classical music with a new lease of life. They were right. Minimalism was the last great musical revolution of the 20th century. And it became the most influential and successful ism of them all. In the spirit of the loft concerts we also present new works by David Chalmin, Raphael Seguinier and Nicola Tescari.

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ARTISTS

Katia Labèque       piano
Marielle Labèque    piano
David Chalmin       vocals, guitars, bass & electronics             
Raphael Seguinier   drums, percussion & electronics
Nicola Tescari      keyboards, electronics & piano 2 on CD_2 tracks #3 and #9


www.davidchalmin.com
www.nicolatescari.com 

RELEASE DATE

 
February 14,  2013 

TRACKLIST


CD_1


Philip Glass
two pianos / 2008
_ Four Movements for Two Pianos
1.  I                             05:59                 Katia / Marielle
2.  II                            05:38                 Katia / Marielle
3.  III                           06:47                 Katia / Marielle
4.  IV                            05:17                 Katia / Marielle


Howard Skempton
piano solo / 1995
_Three Nocturnes
5.  I                             02:39                 Katia
6.  II                            01:33                 Katia
7.  III                           01:49                 Katia


William Duckworth
piano solo / 1977-1978
_The Time Curve Preludes
8.  I                             02:27                 Marielle
9.  II                            02:08                 Katia
10. VII                           03:19                 Katia
11. X                             01:55                 Katia
12. XII                           02:53                 Katia
13. XVII                          02:32                 Marielle


Howard Skempton
piano solo / 1989
_ Images
14. Prelude 1                     01:20                 Marielle
15. Interlude 4                   01:22                 Marielle
16. Prelude 5                     03:04                 Marielle
17. Interlude 5                   00:52                 Marielle
18. Prelude 7                     02:32                 Marielle


Howard Skempton
piano solo / 1978
19. Postlude                      01:47                 Marielle


Total CD_1 55:53


CD_2


John Cage
two pianos / 1945
1.  Experiences, I.               02:19                 Katia / Marielle


David Chalmin
2011
2.  Gameland                      06:03                 Katia / Marielle + Band


Nicola Tescari
2011
3.  Suonar Rimembrando            06:02                 Katia + Band
    (After Tarquinio Merula's Chaconne-1637)


Aphex Twin
piano 4 hands / 2001
4.  Nanou2                        03:22                 Katia / Marielle


Aphex Twin
piano 4 hands / 2001
5.  Avril 14th                    02:07                 Katia / Marielle


Brian Eno
1975
6.  In Dark Trees                 03:49                 Katia + Band


Philip Glass
piano solo / 2002-2003
7.  The Poet Acts                 03:41                 Katia
    (Music from the Hours for piano transcribed by Michael Riesman and Nico Muhly)


Arvo Part
two pianos / 1984-2004
8.  Hymn to a Great City          03:15                 Katia / Marielle


Nicola Tescari
2011
9.  En 4 Parenthèses              04:24                 Katia + Band


Radiohead
piano and vocals / 2001
10. Pyramid Song                  05:05                 Katia / David


Raphaël Séguinier
2011
11. Free to X                     04:57                 Katia + Band


Suicide
1977
12. Ghost Rider                   02:43                 Katia + Band

 

Total CD_2 47:52

 

CD_3

Terry Riley
two pianos + band / 1964
1. In C                            28:58                Katia / Marielle + Band


Michael Nyman
two pianos / 1985-2011
Water Dances
2. I.Dipping                       04:49                Katia / Marielle
3. II.Stroking                     06:31                Katia / Marielle
4. III.Submerging                  05:43                Katia / Marielle
5. IV.Gliding                      04:43                Katia / Marielle
6. V.Synchronising                 05:55                Katia / Marielle

 

Total CD_3 56:41


CREDITS

Recorded, mixed and mastered by David Chalmin in Studio KML   
Produced by Katia Labèque & David Chalmin 

Pianos _______ Steinway Model D 
Antonino Rapoccio _______ Piano technician
Roberto Calbucci _______ Artwork and design
Roberto Calbucci & Meloni Mitchell _______ Photos

Igor Toronyi-Lalic _______ Texts


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