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Heiner Goebbels: La Jalousie
     

Heiner Goebbels: La Jalousie

by Ensemble Modern
 
Heiner Goebbels likens his work as a composer to that of a theater director (and he's a notable one) and vice versa. Consciously abandoning the traditionally German notion of "absolute music," his extensive and accomplished use of sampling keyboards introduces sounds as diverse as croaking frogs, car engines, crickets, and footsteps into the fabric of the musical

Overview

Heiner Goebbels likens his work as a composer to that of a theater director (and he's a notable one) and vice versa. Consciously abandoning the traditionally German notion of "absolute music," his extensive and accomplished use of sampling keyboards introduces sounds as diverse as croaking frogs, car engines, crickets, and footsteps into the fabric of the musical discourse. His long-standing collaboration with German playwright Heiner Müller (also documented on the ECM triple-CD set Hörstücke) is once more to the fore in "Herakles 2," which sets a prose fragment from Müller's "Zement." "Befreiung" ("Liberation") sets texts by another German playwright, Rainald Goetz, while "La Jalousie," as its title indicates, references Alain Robbe Grillet's groundbreaking nouveau roman of the same name, deftly conjuring up its paranoid world with refracted detuned keyboards and ominous samples. "Red Run," though not sourced in any specific text, also refers to the wider art world, being originally a ballet score for the William Forsythe Company in Goebbels' hometown of Frankfurt. Goebbels' background in free improvisation and progressive rock, notably in the group Cassiber (with Chris Cutler, Alfred Harth, and Christoph Anders) is also a rich source of inspiration, and Frankfurt's exemplary Ensemble Modern handles his intricate scores with customary aplomb.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/23/2000
Label:
Ecm Import
UPC:
0028943799720
catalogNumber:
437997

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Performance Credits

Ensemble Modern   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Christoph Anders   Narrator,Sprecher
Bruce Nockles   Trumpet
Wolfgang Stryi   Bass Clarinet,Saxophone
Uwe Dierksen   Trombone
Mathias Tacke   Violin
Ueli Wiget   Piano,Sampling
Bill Forman   Trumpet
Rainer Römer   Percussion
Eva Böcker   Cello
Michael Klier   Viola
Dietmar Wiesner   Flute
Peter Rundel   Conductor
Klaus Obermaier   Electric Guitar
Franck Ollu   French Horn,Narrator

Technical Credits

Heiner Goebbels   Liner Notes
Manfred Eicher   Producer
Jan Erik Kongshaug   Engineer
Steve Lake   translation
Barbara Wojirsch   Cover Design
Maria Pelikan   translation
Andreas Neubronner   Engineer
Peter Rundel   Leitung
Leslie Stuck   Engineer

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