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Benjamin Broening: Trembling Air / Eighth Blackbird

Album Summary

>Broening, Benjamin : Like dreams, statistics are a form of wish fulfillment, for ensemble
>Broening, Benjamin : Dark Wood, for ensemble
>Broening, Benjamin : Traces 1, for ensemble
>Broening, Benjamin : Trembling Air, for ensemble
>Broening, Benjamin : Nocturne and Doubles, for piano & electronics
>Broening, Benjamin : Traces 2, for ensemble
>Broening, Benjamin : Arioso/Doubles, for B flat clarinet & computer
>Broening, Benjamin : Changing Light, for ensemble
Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The eight works on this recording fall into two, slightly overlapping groups: pieces that respond to the natural world (Dark Wood, Changing Light and Trembling Air), and pieces that allude to or respond to other music (like dreams, statistics are a form of wish fulfillment, Arioso/ Doubles and Nocturne/Doubles, Traces). The first group is connected to Broening's experiences in Estonia. A Fulbright brought Broening to Tallinn in 2007 and in the following years he returned a number of times for concerts, lectures and to compose, spending much of his time in the forests, islands and fields. Broening's music couples his interest in the expressive power of sound with a sense of line derived from his background as a singer, the music here combining acoustic instruments with electronic processing. This recording marks the debut on Bridge of the brilliant Chicago-based, two-time Grammy Award-winning sextet, eighth blackbird.

American Record Guide, January/February 2013
The breath of the player flowing through the instrument is as important as any note that breath can create. The background electronics only supply a ground over which the flute flows, falls, whispers, attacks, soars, and flutters. They are unobtrusive but vital to the effectiveness of the piece as notes are elongated, echoed, reverberated, and transformed.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Camp Concert Hall, University of Richmond.



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Works Details

>Broening, Benjamin : Like dreams, statistics are a form of wish fulfillment, for ensemble
  • Ensemble: eighth blackbird
  • Notes: Camp Concert Hall, University of Richmond (10/11/2008-10/12/2008)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 2005

>Broening, Benjamin : Dark Wood, for ensemble
  • Ensemble: eighth blackbird
  • Notes: Camp Concert Hall, University of Richmond (10/11/2008-10/12/2008)
  • Running Time: 12 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 2007

>Broening, Benjamin : Traces 1, for ensemble
  • Ensemble: eighth blackbird
  • Notes: Camp Concert Hall, University of Richmond (10/11/2008-10/12/2008)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 2010

>Broening, Benjamin : Trembling Air, for ensemble
  • Ensemble: eighth blackbird
  • Notes: Camp Concert Hall, University of Richmond (10/11/2008-10/12/2008)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 2007

>Broening, Benjamin : Nocturne and Doubles, for piano & electronics
  • Ensemble: eighth blackbird
  • Notes: Camp Concert Hall, University of Richmond (10/11/2008-10/12/2008)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 2002

>Broening, Benjamin : Traces 2, for ensemble
  • Ensemble: eighth blackbird
  • Notes: Camp Concert Hall, University of Richmond (10/11/2008-10/12/2008)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 2010

>Broening, Benjamin : Arioso/Doubles, for B flat clarinet & computer
  • Ensemble: eighth blackbird
  • Notes: Camp Concert Hall, University of Richmond (10/11/2008-10/12/2008)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Broening, Benjamin : Changing Light, for ensemble
  • Ensemble: eighth blackbird
  • Running Time: 11 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 2008