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Firmament-schlaflos

Hans Tutschku

  • Year of composition: 2010
  • Duration: 20:25
  • Instrumentation: 16-channel fixed medium
  • Publisher(s): Ymx média
  • ISWC: T8028817224

Stereo

ISRC CAD501510001

  • 44,1 kHz, 24 bits
To Omar Alvarez

A universe of sound is surrounding us ‘from within.’ It’s composed of our dreams, fears and longings. It only exists within our body, our own imagination. We want to share it; but there are no words, no possible descriptions. We are sitting on a meadow on a warm night, alone, watching the stars. Nobody is disturbing our thoughts. Nobody is limiting our space. We don’t have to rush anywhere; we have time to let go and to follow these sounding creatures… It’s not a nightmare; it’s just the interplay of our imagination.

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Firmament — schlaflos [Firmament — sleepless] was realized in 2010 at Harvard University Studio for Electroacoustic Composition (HUSEAC) (Cambridge, MA, USA) and premiered on July 29, 2010 during the festival Inventionen in St Elisabeth-Kirche in Berlin (Germany). Thanks to Sarah Sun (recorded voice).


Premiere

  • July 29, 2010, Inventionen 2010: BEASTory 2, St Elisabeth-Kirche, Berlin (Germany)

About this recording

Thisstereophonic version was realized in January 2015 at the composer’s studio.

Klaviersammlung

Hans Tutschku

  • Year of composition: 2011
  • Duration: 9:53
  • Instrumentation: 16-channel fixed medium
  • Publisher(s): Ymx média
  • ISWC: T8030246824

Stereo

ISRC CAD501510002

  • 44,1 kHz, 24 bits

The idea for Klaviersammlung developed over several years. Each time I visited the Universität zu Köln (University of Cologne, Germany), I was impressed by the long hallway between the musicology department and the concert hall, which houses an impressive collection of desolate pianos from different centuries, charged with musical remembrances. One walks with respect, almost on tiptoes along them, to not disturb their dreams of a better past. Many times I thought about how their sounds could become the source material for a new composition. In July 2011, I finally spent some hours and elicited quite ‘un-pianistic’ sonic expressions from some of the instruments. A large spectrum of those played sequences, together with their transformations, became the starting point for an outrageous sound travel into the sonic world of piano.

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Klaviersammlung was realized in 2011 at Harvard University Studio for Electroacoustic Composition (HUSEAC) (Cambridge, MA, USA) and premiered on October 28, 2011 at the Musiksaal of the Universität zu Köln (Germany).


Premiere

  • October 28, 2011, Raum-Musik: Concert-surprise, Musiksaal — Universität zu Köln, Cologne (Germany)

Awards


About this recording

Thisstereophonic version was realized in January 2015 at the composer’s studio.

Issho ni

Hans Tutschku

  • Year of composition: 2014
  • Duration: 30:55
  • Instrumentation: 16-channel fixed medium
  • Publisher(s): Ymx média
  • ISWC: T8033714705

Stereo

ISRC CAD501510003

  • 44,1 kHz, 24 bits
To Sylvie Goursaud

The human voice as sound source and performer on stage is present in most of my compositions over the past 20 years. Since 2009 I have been composing works, which use folksongs, lullabies, prayers and children songs from many cultures. All those voice recordings were reworked to adjust their pitches and tunings in order to create harmony. I combined them with specially written vocal phrases, percussion, as well as instrumental sounds into utopian musical works, where all those ethnicities perform and celebrate together, including: Ailleurs-intérieur (2009) is a 2-hour work which was first presented as a sound installation in the Gesú church in Montréal (Québec) and subsequently in venues in Erfurt and Cologne (Germany); and Together (2009) is a music piece for a dance performance for the Larissa Douglas Contemporary Dance (Boston, MA, USA). Issho ni takes those ideas a step further and proposes an intense sound ritual as a concert piece. It surrounds and submerges the listener, who becomes a witness and passive participant in a slow evolving illusory celebration. Elements from secular and religious sources are joining to memorialize unity and to rejoice.

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Issho ni was realized in 2014 at Harvard University Studio for Electroacoustic Composition (HUSEAC) (Cambridge, MA, USA) and premiered on May 21, 2014 in the International House of Japan in Tokyo (Japan).


Premiere

  • May 21, 2014, Premiere of the 8-channel version: Concert, International House of Japan, Tokyo (Japan)
  • May 3, 2015, Premiere of the 16-channel version: Sound Horizons: Portrait Concert Hans Tutschku, Fenway Center — Northeastern University, Boston (Massachusetts, USA)

About this recording

Thisstereophonic version was realized in January 2015 at the composer’s studio.

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