Hayden’s complex and arresting trio for flute, violin and percussion, system/error, is coupled with two large-scale works performed by Ensemble Mosaik and his newest work misguided written for ELISION.
ELISION / Eugene Ughetti
ensemble mosaik / Enno Poppe
‘a disc which deserves attention from all inquiring listeners for some seriously impressive music-making’ Gramophone
'system/error assembles three virtuoso instrumental lines, for violin, flutes and percussion into a lightning-fast mosaic; presence/absence melds a disparate quintet into a slowly changing continuum – what makes them anything but forbidding is the energy and exuberance that powers so much of Hayden's invention.' Guardian
'Full of striking ideas ... an intriguing sound-world' BBC Music Magazine
‘Take a deep breath and concentrate, and you’ll find that system/error is a blast. Sam Hayden has a brilliant ear – the overlapping violin, flute and percussion lines deliciously collide and converse. You’re left reeling at the fact that these rich sounds can be produced by so few players and can actually be notated’ the arts desk.com
system/error was recorded live by RICK CAMPION at The Warehouse, London SE1 as part of the 2007 BMIC Cutting Edge Series on 22 November 2007, and mixed by Rick Campion and Sam Hayden during summer 2010 at Goldsmiths College Electronic Music Studio, London.
presence/absence and Die Modularitäten were recorded at Siemensvilla, Gärtnerstrasse, Berlin, Germany on 28-29 March 2011 for Deutschlandradio, and mixed on 19-20 July 2011.
Executive Producer for Deutschlandradio: RAINER PÖLLMANN
Recording Producer & Digital Editing: FLORIAN SCHMIDT
Recording Engineer: BORRIS MANYCH
Technician: JOHANNA VOLLUS
misguided was recorded live at Iwaki Auditorium, ABC Southbank, Melbourne, Australia on 26 March 2011 for ABC Classic FM.
Recording Producer: STEPHEN ADAMS
Recording Engineers: NICHOLAS MIERISCH, BRENDAN O’NEILL
schismatics was recorded at Coombehurst Studio, University of Kingston, London on 19 August 2010.
Recording Producer / Engineer: DAVID LEFEBER
Mastering: RICK CAMPION
Executive Producer for NMC: COLIN MATTHEWS
presence/absence and Die Modularitäten (P) 2012 Deutschlandradio/NMC Recordings Ltd
misguided (P) 2012 ABC Radio
system/error and schismatics ® 2012 NMC Recordings Ltd
© 2012 NMC Recordings Ltd
Catalogue number: NMC D168
Release Date: 11 June 2012