zeitkratzer – Alvin Lucier
Format: 180gr LP
Release date: september 16th 2022
By zkr director REINHOLD FRIEDL’s personal request now available on vinyl for the first time: zeitkratzer’s critically acclaimed interpretations of compositions by ALVIN LUCIER.
ALVIN LUCIER (1931 – 2021) was one of the most influential American minimalists. Some call him „sound physician“ as his compositions are often based on acoustic research settings. His pieces tend to turn inside-out the properties of space and instruments: poems based on acoustic settings!
zeitkratzer worked with the composer in Dijon, France in 2008, and presented his music in various places. These recordings have been realized at Philharmonie Luxembourg that turned out to be the ideal space for this music.
On this album you can hear how LUCIER enables zeitkratzer to create sounds a lot of people have never heard before. Ringing overtones, a singing piano, a thrilling concert triangle, pencils on little objects, and how irritating a violoncello, a viola and a piano can sound together creating shifting sonic interferences. Sound phenomenology, evoking a sensual
A1 Fideliotrio (1987) 12:10
A2 Violynn (2001) 9:50
B1 Music For Piano With Magnetic Strings (1995) 13:37
B2 Opera With Objects (1997) 10:59
Silver Streetcar For The Orchestra* (1988) 10:03
digital only, included in the download
Burkhard Schlothauer: violin (A2), viola (A1), objects (B2)
Anton Lukoszevieze: violoncello (A1), objects (B2)
Ulrich Philipp: objects (B2)
Reinhold Friedl: piano (A1, B1), objects (B2)
Maurice de Martin: triangle (*), objects (B2)
Frank Gratkowski: objects (B2)
Hayden Chisholm: objects (B2)
Matt Davis: objects (B2)
Hilary Jeffery: objects (B2)
Ralf Meinz: sound
recorded live at Philharmonie Luxembourg, October 3, 2009 (A1, B1, B2, *)
and at GreenHouseStudios Schwielowsee, Germany, June 2010 (A2).
mixed and mastered by Ralf Meinz and Reinhold Friedl
produced by Reinhold Friedl
vinyl cut by Kassian Troyer at D&M, Berlin