Each of the pieces on πτελέα | Ptelea was written in the spirit of intense collaboration: six pieces by six composers from different parts of the globe - the United States, Japan, the UK, Norway and Chile - each composer engaged in a deep relationship with the clarinet and its performer, each piece illuminating the unique musical language of its composer.
Including soundscapes of softly emerging dyads (Bauck), elusive sounds that sit on the border of inaudibility (Morishita) and pre-recorded human voices that emerge from inside the clarinet's bell (Einbond), all these composers have made careful and intriguing selections of materials – there are no ‘everything and the kitchen sink’ here. Rather, this collection is concerned with aspects of resistance or limitation and the exploration of margins and boundary zones.
Heather Roche clarinets
Resistance and Lizard (shadow) were recorded at the University of Huddersfield.
Recording Engineer: AARON CASSIDY
Ptelea was recorded at the University of Leeds.
Recording Engineer: OLIVER THURLEY
kopenhagener stille, Instead and Ad Marginem des Versuchs were recorded at Topaz Studios, Cologne.
Recording Engineer: REINHARD KOBIALKA
Mastering: REINHARD KOBIALKA, Topaz Studios, Cologne
(P) 2015 University of Huddersfield
© 2015 University of Huddersfield
Catalogue number: HCR09CD
Release Date: 13 November 2015