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Curious Chamber Players

Audio Samples

>Bang, Malin : Turbid Motion, for bass flute, bass clarinet, 2 percussionists, guitar, piano, violin & cello
>Bergner, Ylva Lund : Euphorbia, for flute, clarinet, percussion, zither, violin, cello & live electronics
>Christensen, Christian Winther : Andante con moto, for flute, alto flute, bass clarinet, piano, violin, viola & cello
>Munakata, Rei : Cascading Lotus, for solo flute
>Worsaae, Nicolai : Brutalized Beauty, for flute, alto flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, viola
>Christensen, Jeppe Just : Ground Vol. 3, for violin, viola, cello & piano

Album Summary

>Bang, Malin : Turbid Motion, for bass flute, bass clarinet, 2 percussionists, guitar, piano, violin & cello
>Bergner, Ylva Lund : Euphorbia, for flute, clarinet, percussion, zither, violin, cello & live electronics
>Christensen, Christian Winther : Andante con moto, for flute, alto flute, bass clarinet, piano, violin, viola & cello
>Munakata, Rei : Cascading Lotus, for solo flute
>Worsaae, Nicolai : Brutalized Beauty, for flute, alto flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, viola
>Christensen, Jeppe Just : Ground Vol. 3, for violin, viola, cello & piano
Performer Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

This marks the debut of Swedish contemporary ensemble Curious Chamber Players! Since its inception in 2003, CCP has explored a wide range of new music repertoire: from hard-core modernism to graphically notated chance music, from minimalism to noise music, and from electronics to improvisation. Included here is a very particular sound atmosphere with music by Danish and Swedish composers such as Nicolai Worsaae, Christian Winter Christensen, Jeppe Just Christensen, Malin Bång, Ylva Lund Bergner, and Rei Munakata. A new world to discover awaits!

American Record Guide, July / August 2012
The Curious Chamber Players present a program by Danish and Sweden composers using unusual and everyday sounds that bolster the timbral possibilities of the ensemble. Every piece has a medium to slow tempo, and several works slowly expand as organic experiences. Turbid Motion, by Malin Bang, includes the sounds of coins and candy wrappers; but both are disguised and used well. Bass clarinet squeals, percussive ticks, violin scratches, and rough cello bows create an uneasy atmosphere filled with chromaticism. Nicolae Worsaae's Brutalized Beauty begins with the most concurrent activity on the program. From there, however, the piece starts sounding like musique concret and uses a vast amount of space and bowed objects. Rei Munakata's Cascading Lotus is a flute solo making the most of the instrument's expressive capabilities. Filled with vibrato, growling, and intricate slides, the work is delicate but also fierce.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Nacka Aula (2010-11-18_2010-11-20&2011-).



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Works Details

>Malin Bång : Turbid Motion, for bass flute, bass clarinet, 2 percussionists, guitar, piano, violin & cello
  • Ensemble: Curious Chamber Players
  • Notes: Nacka Aula (2010-11-18_2010-11-21&2011-)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 2010

>Bergner, Ylva Lund : Euphorbia, for flute, clarinet, percussion, zither, violin, cello & live electronics
  • Ensemble: Curious Chamber Players
  • Notes: Nacka Aula (2010-11-18_2010-11-21&2011-)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2010

>Christensen, Christian Winther : Andante con moto, for flute, alto flute, bass clarinet, piano, violin, viola & cello
  • Ensemble: Curious Chamber Players
  • Notes: Nacka Aula (2010-11-18_2010-11-21&2011-)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2010

>Munakata, Rei : Cascading Lotus, for solo flute
  • Performer: Richard Craig (Flute)
  • Notes: Nacka Aula (2010-11-18_2010-11-21&2011-)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2008

>Worsaae, Nicolai : Brutalized Beauty, for flute, alto flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, viola
  • Ensemble: Curious Chamber Players
  • Notes: Nacka Aula (2010-11-18_2010-11-21&2011-)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 2010

>Christensen, Jeppe Just : Ground Vol. 3, for violin, viola, cello & piano
  • Ensemble: Curious Chamber Players
  • Notes: Nacka Aula (2010-11-18_2010-11-21&2011-)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2005