Ensemble Hodos plays Philip Corner
Pierre-Antoine Badaroux – Alto Saxophone, Artistic direction
Félicie Bazelaire – Cello
Sébastien Beliah – Double-bass, Artistic direction
Fidel Fourneyron – Trombone
Antonin Gerbal – Percussion
Hannes Lingens – Percussion & Accordion
Roméo Monteiro – Percussion
Brice Pichard – Trumpet
Eve Risser – Piano
Joris Rühl – Clarinets
1. Gamelan BROSSA (1979)
2. Gamelan CONCERT!O (1987)
3. Gamelan ANTIPODE (1984)
4. Gamelan DELICATE COMPUTATIONS (1982)
Recorded in Poitiers March 2013 by Etienne Graindorge. Mixed and mastered by Pierre-Antoine Badaroux & Sébastien Beliah.
Artwork by Raffalëlle Bloch
The project “Lifework: A Unity” is an overview of Philip Corner’s music, performed by Ensemble Hodos, and covering the five periods of Mr. Corner’s music over five CDs to be released successively in 2014 & 2015.
This disc is the 3rd volume – and second to be released – of this project. The disc covers the years 1972-89, years which saw Corner starting teaching music theory at Livingston College. A return to analytical thinking was therefore needed, coinciding with his participation in the very first Gamelan dedicated to performing new music. Corner then started the incredibly rich series of 463 Gamelan Pieces, all digging in different ways relationships between pitches and durations.
The disc comes with a booklet with extensive liner notes by Philip Corner and scores extracts.