Hayden explains, ‘the more poetic meanings of the title hint at a critical commentary on the increasingly nostalgic and inward-looking culture of the UK ... the composition is the latest of a cycle of pieces that combine ideas related to “spectral” traditions with algorithmic approaches to composition, where aspects of the pitch and rhythmical materials are computer-generated using IRCAM’s OpenMusic.’
All purchases of the Hayden's album Substratum will include a free download code for this track in the accompanying booklet.
Stefan Asbury conductor
Die Abkehr was recorded at Funkhaus Wallrafplatz, WDR, Köln, Germany on 6 October 2017.
Executive Producer: WERNER WITTERSHEIM
Recording Producer: STEPHAN SCHMIDT
Sound Engineer: THOMAS KUPILAS
Catalogue number: NMC DL3043
Release Date: 15 November 2019