Fenêtre Ovale (CD)


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Karl Naegelen and the Risser/Rühl duo share a common interest in the quest for new sounds and sound illusions.

Creating a confusion of sources, suggesting various acoustic spaces, evoking the sound of a sewing machine or a hard shoulder, making a rubbing sound sound like breath and making breath sound like creaking, this is the type of urge that stimulated collective research.

The grand piano had to become a wind instrument and the clarinet a water instrument ; the pianist had to play percussions on a flute and the clarinet player had to play pan flute with a Laotian mouth organ; we had to test bowls with various diameters and velvet squares with various thicknesses, favour half empty batteries for the vibrator, unroll a copper reel from an electric motor to obtain a wire with the appropriate thickness. From inventions to discoveries, from surprises to disillusions, this project is also linked with the absurd, thrilling, and alchemical quest for new tones.

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Eve Risser, Joris Rühl, Karl Naegelen


Fenêtre Ovale


Karl Naegelen
Eve Risser
Joris Rühl


Fenêtre Ovale


  1. in aquam (1:51)
  2. fenêtre ovale (1:41)
  3. rondo (3:55)
  4. kroum (1:14)
  5. tremuli (7:58)
  6. étude 1 (0:33)
  7. iter (0:49)
  8. ernst (3:13)
  9. khen (8:29)
  10. étude 2 (1:15)
  11. variation sur ernst (0:34)
  12. ombak (3:26)
  13. tk (2:02)


Karl Naegelen : composition
Eve Risser : piano
Joris Rühl : clarinet