Magazine article The American Organist

Sounds of Transparence

Magazine article The American Organist

Sounds of Transparence

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SOUNDS OF TRANSPARENCE. The Tribukait/Pettersson/Berg Trio. Bengt Tribukait, organ, piano; Michael Pettersson, flutes; Daniel Berg, marimba/percussion. Recorded at the Dala-Järna Church, Dalarne, Sweden. Musica Rediviva MRCD 102. www.mrcd.nu. Formed in 1996, the Tribukait/Pettersson/Berg Trio is a leading contemporary music ensemble in Sweden. Each member of the Trio is a virtuoso in his own right, enjoying an independent career. The Trio has commissioned many works. Their modus operandi is "modernism with a traditional footing." The majority of the nine works recorded here are avant-garde in their conception, exploring a multitude of compo- sitional and instrumental techniques and possibilities. Swedish-born Catherina Palmer composed Sounds of Transparence for flute, percussion, and organ in 2005. She states, "My starting point for this work was 'glass' with all the associations that word can create . . . transparency, hardness, shimmer, shine, prisms ..." Hungarian Miklós Maros came to Sweden in 1968. He co-founded the Maros Ensemble, known for its perfor- manees of new music. His composition, Gorg for marimba and organ, was composed in 2002, originally for guitar and organ. Inspired by a visit to San Michele on Capri, Staffan Storm of Sweden composed his Tre canti dal giardino in rovina (Three songs from the dilapidated garden) in 2003 for flute, marimba, and organ. The most conservative and best-known work on this program is Frank Martin's Sonata da Chiesa for flute and organ, utilizing the composer's penchant for twelve-tone patterns within a tonal framework. Pettersson and Tribukait perform it with emotional intensity. The organ is not identified, but is well suited to this and the other works on the program. The flute is bright and somewhat steely.

In the remaining works, the organ is absent. A colleague of Daniel Berg at the Academy of Music and Drama in Göteborg, Ole Lützow-Holm composed Rhyme and Pairs for solo marimba in 2002. …

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