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>Berge, Anne La : Drive, for voices & electronics
>Berge, Anne La : Brokenheart, for flute, piano, voice & electronics
>Berge, Anne La : ur-DU, for voices & electronics
>Berge, Anne La : away, for flute, voice & electronics
>Berge, Anne La : 800 speakers, for flute, voice & electronics

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>Berge, Anne La : Drive, for voices & electronics
>Berge, Anne La : Brokenheart, for flute, piano, voice & electronics
>Berge, Anne La : ur-DU, for voices & electronics
>Berge, Anne La : away, for flute, voice & electronics
>Berge, Anne La : 800 speakers, for flute, voice & electronics
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Notes & Reviews:

Anne La Berge's (b. 1955) career as flutist/improviser/composer stretches across international and stylistic boundaries. Her performances bring together a ferocious and far-reaching virtuosity, a penchant for improvising delicately spun microtonal textures and melodies, and her wholly unique array of powerfully percussive flute effects, all combined with electronic processing. Many of her compositions involve her own participation, though she has produced works intended solely for other performers, usually involving guided improvisation and text. The concept uniting these five pieces, despite their diversity, is that all involve "stories" of one kind or another. The textual material is placed in different "locations" in the pieces, sometimes as foreground and sometimes as middle- or background, so that it forms only one element in the compositions, and is integrated with the instrumental and electronic sounds in the overall musical texture.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Studio 150, Amsterdam, NL (06/2009-07/2009).

REVIEWS:

The Wire (p.50) - "As a performer using quartertone flute, amplified and processed, La Berge transforms the sound of her instrument and dramatically extends its musical potential."



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Works Details

>Berge, Anne La : Drive, for voices & electronics
  • Performers: Anne La Berge (Voice); Anne La Berge (Electronics); Anne La Berge (Flute); Josh Geffin (Voice); Misha Myers (Voice); Patrick Ozzard-Low (Voice); Amy Walker (Voice)
  • Running Time: 25 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2003-2009

>Berge, Anne La : Brokenheart, for flute, piano, voice & electronics
  • Performers: Anne La Berge (Flute); Anne La Berge (Electronics); Anne La Berge (Voice); Cor Fuhler (Piano)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2007

>Berge, Anne La : ur-DU, for voices & electronics
  • Performers: Anne La Berge (Voice); Anne La Berge (Electronics); Anne La Berge (Flute); Stephie Büttrich (Voice)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2006-2009

>Berge, Anne La : away, for flute, voice & electronics
  • Performers: Anne La Berge (Voice); Anne La Berge (Electronics); Anne La Berge (Flute)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2008

>Berge, Anne La : 800 speakers, for flute, voice & electronics
  • Performers: Anne La Berge (Voice); Anne La Berge (Electronics); Anne La Berge (Flute)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2001-2010