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Sounds and Silence, film music / Georges l. Gurdjieff, Arvo Pärt, Giovanni G. Kapsberger, Nik Bärtsch, Anouar Brahem

Audio Samples

>Gurdjieff, Georges I. : Reading of Sacred Books, for piano
>Pärt, Arvo : Für Lennart in memoriam
>Lislevand, Rolf : Arpeggiata addio (after Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger)
>Bartsch, Nik : Modul 42, for jazz ensemble
>Brahem, Anouar : Sur le Fleuve, for oud, accordion & piano
>Mazur, Marilyn : Creature Walk, for saxophone, flute & percussion
>Saluzzi, Dino : Tango a mi padre, for bandoneon & cello
>Karaindrou, Eleni : The Beekeeper
>     Farewell Theme
>     To Vals Tou Gamou
>Greco, Vicente : Ojos Negros
>Arnoldi, Natale : Cosi, Tosca, for saxophone & orchestra (after Puccini)
>Pärt, Arvo : Da pacem Domine

Album Summary

>Gurdjieff, Georges I. : Reading of Sacred Books, for piano
>Pärt, Arvo : Für Lennart in memoriam
>Lislevand, Rolf : Arpeggiata addio (after Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger)
>Bartsch, Nik : Modul 42, for jazz ensemble
>Brahem, Anouar : Sur le Fleuve, for oud, accordion & piano
>Mazur, Marilyn : Creature Walk, for saxophone, flute & percussion
>Saluzzi, Dino : Tango a mi padre, for bandoneon & cello
>Karaindrou, Eleni : The Beekeeper
>Greco, Vicente : Ojos Negros
>Arnoldi, Natale : Cosi, Tosca, for saxophone & orchestra (after Puccini)
>Pärt, Arvo : Da pacem Domine
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Notes & Reviews:

Over a period of five years, Swiss directors Norbert Wiedmer and Peter Guyer documented the activity of legendary producer Manfred Eicher, the founder and driving force behind ECM Records, whose advocacy of progressive jazz and of classical composers like Arvo Pärt, Meredith Monk, Valentin Silvestrov, and György Kurtág changed the landscape of contemporary music in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. The film Sounds and Silence: Travels with Manfred Eicher was released in 2009 and this 2011 soundtrack album is made up largely of tracks taken from previously released ECM albums that Eicher produced, some from as early as 1980. Most of the pieces are low-key and understated and feature chamber ensembles, although there are several piano tracks and several featuring orchestra or chorus. The album has a mix of selections from ECM's classical and jazz repertoire, and from the label's specialty, the many pieces that lie somewhere in between the two. The artists include pianist Keith Jarrett, saxophonists Jan Garbarek and Gianluigi Trovesi, violist Kim Kashkashian, the duo of bandoneon player Dino Saluzzi and cellist Anja Lechner, and the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir led by Tonu Kaljuste. The album offers a good sampling of ECM's offerings (although it steers clear of the more avant-garde music) and should whet listeners' appetites for seeking out the releases from which these tracks were taken. ~ Stephen Eddins



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Works Details

>Gurdjieff, Georges I. : Reading of Sacred Books, for piano
  • Performers: Keith Jarrett (Piano); Keith Jarrett (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Arvo Pärt (1935 - ) : Für Lennart in memoriam
  • Performers: Tallinn Chamber Orchestra; Tönu Kaljuste (Percussion)
  • Conductor: Tönu Kaljuste
  • Running Time: 7 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2006

>Lislevand, Rolf : Arpeggiata addio (after Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger)
  • Performers: Thor Harald Johnsen (Chitarra Battente); Rolf Lislevand Ensemble; Pedro Estevan (Percussion); Rolf Lislevand (Theorbo); Rolf Lislevand (Archlute); Arianna Savall (Harp)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Nik Bärtsch (1971 - ) : Modul 42, for jazz ensemble
  • Performers: Nik Bartsch (Piano); Kaspar Rast (Drums); Nik Bartsch's; Sha (Percussion); Andi Pupato (Percussion)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Brahem, Anouar : Sur le Fleuve, for oud, accordion & piano
  • Performers: Francois Couturier (Piano); Jean-Louis Matinier (Accordion); Anouar Brahem (Oud)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Mazur, Marilyn : Creature Walk, for saxophone, flute & percussion
  • Performer: Marilyn Mazur (Percussion)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Saluzzi, Dino : Tango a mi padre, for bandoneon & cello
  • Performers: Anja Lechner (Cello); Dino Saluzzi (Bandoneon)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Karaindrou, Eleni : The Beekeeper :: Farewell Theme
  • Performers: Eleni Karaindrou (Piano); Jan Garbarek (Saxophone); Kim Kashkashian (Viola); Camerata Orchestra [Greece]
  • Conductor: Alexander Myrat
  • Running Time: 1 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1986
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Karaindrou, Eleni : The Beekeeper :: To Vals Tou Gamou
  • Performers: Jan Garbarek (Saxophone); Kim Kashkashian (Viola); Camerata Orchestra [Greece]; Eleni Karaindrou (Piano)
  • Conductor: Alexander Myrat
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1986
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Greco, Vicente : Ojos Negros
  • Performers: Anja Lechner (Cello); Dino Saluzzi (Bandoneon)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Arnoldi, Natale : Così, Tosca, for saxophone & orchestra (after Puccini)
  • Performers: Filarmonica Mousike Orchestra; Savino Acquaviva; Gianluigi Trovesi (Clarinet)
  • Conductor: Savino Acquaviva
  • Running Time: 8 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Gurdjieff, Georges I. : Reading of Sacred Books, for piano
  • Performers: Keith Jarrett (Piano); Keith Jarrett (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Arvo Pärt (1935 - ) : Da pacem Domine
  • Performers: Tallinn Chamber Orchestra; Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir; Tönu Kaljuste (Percussion)
  • Conductor: Tönu Kaljuste
  • Running Time: 4 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2004