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Noszferatu

> Drempel - Drempel
> How the Hammer Felt - How the Hammer Felt
> Lee's Game - Lee's Game
> Trance - Trance
> In Tandem - In Tandem
> Sikorski B - Sikorski B
> The Horses Screamed - The Horses Screamed
> Bubblegum - Bubblegum

Album Summary

>Powell, Jonathan : Drempel, for ensemble
>Poppy, Andrew : How the Hammer Felt, for flute, piano & percussion
>Price, Dave : Lee's Game, for ensemble
>Newland, Paul : Trance, for ensemble
>Skempton, Howard : In Tandem, for ensemble
>Cutler, Joe : Sikorski B, for ensemble
>Peters, Finn : The Horses Screamed, for ensemble
>Hannan, Geoff : Bubblegum, for ensemble
Performer Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Sunday Times
Powell's arresting Drempel, first of the eight items by different hands, combines jazz and the busy figuration of "new complexity" with witty fluency. Andrew Poppy's How the Hammer Felt is scintillating, happy minimalism...Geoff Hannan's Bubblegum is a jerky collage of gobbets of "found" material, wryly savouring its disposability.

The Guardian
Noszferatu is a four-man collective of composer-performers, whose interests straddle the boundaries of contemporary classical, pop, jazz and music theatre...Skempton, needless to say, gets it just right with his miniature, while Price's imaginative use of polyglot vocal samples in Lee's Game distinguishes it from the instrumental writing around it.

Gramophone Magazine
Dave Price makes friendship with a Korean composer the basis of his journey through the "approximate infinity" of communication...Paul Newland draws on Japanese culture with his less-is-more study in musical line. Howard Skempton's miniature is as poised as any he has ever written...Let us have more from Noszferatu, and soon.

International Record Review
Listeners to BBC Radio 3 will find themselves in 'Late Junction' rather than 'Hear and Now' territory and varieties of minimalism predominate. Shortest and best as is so often the case is the curiously haunting contribution of Howard Skempton. His three-minute In Tandem forms the still centre of this collection.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham, England (2008-08-26_2008-08-28&2009-).



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Works Details

>Powell, Jonathan : Drempel, for ensemble
  • Performer: Drempel
  • Ensemble: Noszferatu
  • Running Time: 8 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Poppy, Andrew : How the Hammer Felt, for flute, piano & percussion
  • Performer: Drempel
  • Ensemble: Noszferatu
  • Running Time: 7 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Price, Dave : Lee's Game, for ensemble
  • Performer: Drempel
  • Ensemble: Noszferatu
  • Running Time: 10 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Newland, Paul : Trance, for ensemble
  • Performer: Drempel
  • Ensemble: Noszferatu
  • Running Time: 11 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2001

>Skempton, Howard : In Tandem, for ensemble
  • Performer: Drempel
  • Ensemble: Noszferatu
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1992

>Cutler, Joe : Sikorski B, for ensemble
  • Performer: Drempel
  • Ensemble: Noszferatu
  • Running Time: 7 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2007

>Peters, Finn : The Horses Screamed, for ensemble
  • Performer: Drempel
  • Ensemble: Noszferatu
  • Running Time: 6 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Hannan, Geoff : Bubblegum, for ensemble
  • Performer: Drempel
  • Ensemble: Noszferatu
  • Running Time: 11 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2001