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Jacques Demierre (b.1954): Breaking Stone

Album Summary

>Demierre, Jacques : Pieces (3) for player piano & pianist
>Demierre, Jacques : Sumpatheia, for violin & guitar
>Demierre, Jacques : Breaking Stone, for voice & piano
Performer Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Jacques Demierre is a Swiss composer, improviser, pianist and installation artist who has written music for orchestra, soloists, choirs, balloons, dancers, chamber ensembles, museum installations and more. Blending Swiss traditions and sensibilities with avant garde Jazz, classical, improvised music and the American experimentalist tradition, he has created a unique and striking sound world that challenges the idea of language itself. Breaking Stone pits sound poetry against a Caean tapestry of piano sounds in one of the strangers "song cycles" you are ever likely to hear. The meditative and ambient sounds of harmonics in Sumpatheia, scored for electric guitar and violin recall the distant sounds of Swiss mountain Alp horns. Exhilarating and dramatic, the Three Pieces for Piano Player push the limits of the instrument and the player to new heights. An important and groundbreaking release by this Swiss master born in Geneva in 1954.

American Record Guide, January/February 2014
The shockingly quick and complicated rhythms that the player piano affords give them an eerie, manic energy. Their superhuman nature gives them a certain appeal. The piece, for me, is almost entirely about exploring the sounds that the voice can make, through what one might call "extended" vocal techniques. This is fascinating music.



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Works Details

>Demierre, Jacques : Pieces (3) for player piano & pianist
  • Running Time: 8 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: 21st Century
  • Written: 2012

>Demierre, Jacques : Sumpatheia, for violin & guitar
  • Ensemble: Duo Nova
  • Running Time: 10 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: 21st Century
  • Written: 2007

>Demierre, Jacques : Breaking Stone, for voice & piano
  • Performer: Jacques Demierre (Piano)
  • Running Time: 40 min. sec.
  • Period Time: 21st Century
  • Written: 2011