This double CD comprises three versions of the piece "Intervals, time and space between," composed by Koen Nutters and played by Ensemble Post-music and DNK Ensemble with special guests Stefan Thut, Luke Martin, Thea Mesirow and Aaron Foster Breilyn.
The score of this composition is quite open and functions as a construction kit for each player to build their own version of the piece and to combine this material with the other players' findings. The score features roughly prescribed actions and forms, an open instrumentation, and flexible yet systematic pitch material.
One can clearly hear the connections and similarities between the three versions of the piece, yet each one has its own distinct character, mood, tempo, shape, instrumentation and spatial and acoustic qualities.
The three versions were recorded throughout the year 2019 in Amsterdam (NL), Berlin (DE) and Solothurn (CH) in concert situations with generous and attentive audiences.
Koen Nutters is a Dutch musician, composer, writer, curator and organizer, mostly working in the field of experimental music, using text-scores, structured improvisation and more conceptual operations to create a wide variety of different music, performances, texts and events. He lives between Amsterdam and Berlin and plays in various ensembles such as The Pitch, And/In, Ensemble Post-music and DNK Ensemble. He is also part of the team of DNK Amsterdam, a concert series and experimental music collective based in Amsterdam.
I would like to thank Bruno Duplant for the mastering, the photograph and for making this release happen; the ensembles (Heather, Joanna, Lucio, Martijn, Seamus) for all the great music making through the years; Stefan Thut for inviting us to Solothurn and generally being a wonderful person; and Aaron, Thea and Luke for the great playing and their dedication to experimental music and thought. (Koen Nutters)
"Intervals, time and space between" は、オランダ人ミュージシャン Koen Nutters の作曲作品。曲自体かなりオープンで、楽器の編成に決まりはなく、各演奏家にはスコアの自由な解釈や表現を認めている。そのため、演奏ごとに演奏者の人数や楽器編成、演奏時間が異なり、演奏内容は似た雰囲気を持つ一方で、それぞれ独自の特色を醸し出すことが可能となる。全体に静かな演奏で、無音となる時間もある。演奏者の動作 (CDではわかりづらいが、身体を動かして生じたと思われる音がたまに聞こえる。また、ジャケット上の演奏者の使用楽器として、movement という表記がある) や言葉による語りもあって、楽器の音以外の要素を加味した複合的な作品になっている。