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Hommage à moi
Burhard Stangl

2011

3 CDs/1 DVD/1 BOOK

CD 1
Kompositionen für Ensembles
01 Concert for Saxophone & Quiet Players.14:15
02 WOLKEN.HEIM. breathing / clouds.......11:23
03 My Dowland............................21:59
04 Los vestidos blancos de Merida........24:54

Total....................................72:39

CD 2
Divertimenti
01 Angels touch.........................09:41
02 Ronron...............................07:45
03 For a young trumpet player...........05:04
4 – 6 Three pieces for Organ
04 Flickering Reticence.................04:25
05 Madrigal (Gesualdo)..................02:33
06 Inundation...........................03:36
07 For Ginger...........................00:33
08 Concept piece no.40..................00:57
09 O.T..................................01:03
10 There´s a picture....................01:46
11 Noiset No.1..........................03:41
12 Schneeflocke.........................01:57
13 Good things come to those who wait...01:58
14 En passant...........................02:33
15 Come heavy sleep.....................01:51

Total....................................49:07

CD 3
Ereignislose Musik – Loose Music
01 Konzert für Posaune und 22 Instrumente....30:39
2 – 4 Drei Lieder
02 Das Leben ist schoen......................07:55
03 Ich weiss nicht, wie man die Liebe macht..07:18
04 Niemand hoert auf zu leben................04:58
05 Trio Nr. 1
06 Uratra -
Neue Musik aus einer versunkenen Welt.....08.:5

Total........................................68:55

DVD
01 Venusmond, Part IV 12:30 - Billy Roisz 2010
02 Duchamp Default 03:55 - Michael Krupicka 2010
03 Drawing 01:17 - Patrick K.-H. 2010
04 drehen tasten 12:00 - Corinne Schweizer 2006
05 Castello und Stangl 02:00 - Gertrude Wagner – Moser 2006
06 Ereb Afrik 30:30 - Johannes Novohradsky 1998 / 2004
07 Schnee in Rom / Konzert 2003 09:46
08 Schnee / Interview 2003 02:00
09 Writing 13:49 - Werner Korn 2003
10 Lovers´ Walk 02:14 - Oliver Hangl 2003
11 Sneaking in 05:36 - PRINZGAU / podgorschek 2002
12 EHHH 08:28 - Billy Roisz 2002
13 efzeg „g9 10:27 - Billy Roisz 2002
14 Schnee in Shanghai 01:09 - Anonymus 2001
15 Out oft he Box 07:17 - Hannes Löschel, ua.1997
16 Niveau 02:05 - Corinne Schweizer und Werner Korn 1997
17 Venusmond New York 01:21 - Andreas Pfeifer (1997)
18 Hörfest Stainach 02:00 - Klaus Karlbauer 1994
19 Maxixe 01:51 - Wolfgang Stangl 1992
20 Grand Cru 03:52 - Klaus Karlbauer 1994
21 Schulhoff, ORF-Bericht 05:26 - Wolfgang Beyer 1991
22 Ton.Art in CCCP 04:42 - Jerzy Palacz 1989
23 In futurum 01:00 - Martin Arnold 1994 / 2011

Total 145:15

Sound-Samples
CD 1
03 My Dowland

CD 2
01 Angels touch

12 Schneeflocke

15 Come heavy sleep

CD 3
04 Niemand hoert auf zu leben

Burkhard Stangl´s Ereignislose Musik (Loose Music), released way back in 1996 on the Random Acoustics label and long out of print, was a holy grail of sorts form e, the long trail of a stray copy ending in a dusty corner of a New York record shop in 2005. The album has now reappeared as the last disc of a three CD set of Stangl´s composed work, the presumabbly ironically, if also accurately titled Hommage A Moi. Despite approaching three decades as a composer Stangl probably remains best known as an improvising guitarist, and from the monumental Konzert für Posaune und 22 Instrumente, the centrepiece of Loose Music written for Radu Malfatti, to 2007´s Concert For Saxophone And Quiet Players, a similary structured work for John Butcher, improvisational elements are given a place amongst the vast array of pieces included in this set.
Vocal works, electroacoustic composition, works for organ, recorder trio, trumpet, various sized ensembles and even a piece for countertenor and guitar named My Dowland, which sets faux 17th century musical forms against the crackle and hum of muted modern electronics, are all included. Surprisingly, given his role as a guitarist in the early stages of improvised Reductionism alongside Malfatti in Polwechsel, and melodic song structures alongside Christoph Kurzmann in Schnee, the common themes are an attention to texture and density. There´s such a wide range of material that generalisation is difficult, but Stangl seems to enjoy the way sounds impact upon each other when layered, from the thick resonances of 2005´s Three Pieces For Organ tot he muted multiple greys oft he piece for Malfatti.
Far from an over-inquisitive composer dipping in and out of styles and watering down the overall impact in the process, this collection of Stangl´s work, as strong as it is varied, highlights his inherent musicality, a basic understanding of how sounds work together perhaps formed out of years improvising in the moment. With such skills in place a composer may turn his hand to any number of forms, and Hommage A Moi is a fitting testimonial to a fine example.
Richard Pinnell, The Wire, January 2012

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