Magazine article Gramophone

'Caerulean'

Magazine article Gramophone

'Caerulean'

Article excerpt

'Caerulean' Aperghis Damespiel Barrett Flechtwerk (a) Cassidy The wreck of former boundaries Kagel Elegie. Pieza Morishita Skin, Gelatine, Soot Saunders Caerulean

Carl Rosman cls (a) Mark Knoop pf

Huddersfleld Contemporary Records (F) HCR12CD (75' * DDD)

One of the most renowned clarinetists on the new music scene, Carl Rosman has worked closely with each of the composers represented here, in some cases over multiple projects. The extent of the collaboration varies from work to work, as he explains in an illuminating bookletnote, but the sense of pieces written to fit him like a glove pervades the whole. One is particularly struck by his command of breath, whether taken in audible gulps and gasps or inaudibly through circular breathing. It gives these performances a raw edge, even when the music hovers at the boundary of immobility. Another intriguing feature of this recital is the absence of 10-minute works, which are quite common in solo programmes of this sort: the pieces by Aaron Cassidy and Georges Aperghis are rather shorter, those by Richard Barrett, Rebecca Saunders and Chikako Morishita about twice that length, and the two by Kagel are miniatures.

It is particularly intriguing to compare Morishita's five-movement Skin, Gelatine, Soot with Saunders's and Barrett's single-movement forms. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.