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Unsuk Chin: Fantaisie mécanique; Xi; Double Concerto / Ensemble Intercontemporain

Album Summary

>Chin, Unsuk : Fantaisie mecanique, for 5 instrumentalists
>Chin, Unsuk : Xi, for electronic ensemble
>Chin, Unsuk : Akrostichon-Wortspiel, 7 scenes from fairy tales for soprano & orchestra
>Chin, Unsuk : Concerto for Piano and Percussion "Doppelkonzert"
Performers Conductors Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Like "Xi" and "Fantaisie mécanique," the Double Concerto for prepared piano, percussion, and ensemble (2002) was written for the Paris-based Ensemble intercontemporain. Its central compositional idea is that of combining its two antagonists-soloists and ensemble-to create a single homogeneous body of sound. Unsuk Chin uses the idea of metamorphosis to realize a coherent musical texture that is nonetheless constantly growing, and the sonorities and complex rhythmic layering of the piece are to some extent influenced by Balinese gamelan music.

"A formidable ear for sonority and for mining the expressive potential of the slightest nuances of pitch and pulse." - The Guardian



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>Chin, Unsuk : Fantaisie mécanique, for 5 instrumentalists
  • Conductor: Patrick Davin
  • Ensemble: Ensemble InterContemporain
  • Running Time: 12 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1994

>Chin, Unsuk : Xi, for electronic ensemble
  • Conductor: David Robertson
  • Ensemble: Ensemble InterContemporain
  • Running Time: 22 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1997-1998

>Chin, Unsuk : Akrostichon-Wortspiel, 7 scenes from fairy tales for soprano & orchestra
  • Performer: Piia Komsi
  • Conductor: Kazushi Ono
  • Ensemble: Ensemble InterContemporain
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1991-1993
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Chin, Unsuk : Concerto for Piano and Percussion "Doppelkonzert"
  • Performers: Samuel Favre (Percussion); Dimitri Vassilakis (Piano)
  • Conductor: Stefan Asbury
  • Ensemble: Ensemble InterContemporain
  • Running Time: 20 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2002
  • Studio/Live: Live