17 novembre 2021

 

Guardano con rispetto però senza troppe cerimonie a quattro grandissimi del Novecento (Scelsi, Ligeti, Varèse e Feldman), recuperano un paio di loro rare canzoni (Varèse su Verlaine e Feldman su Rilke), allargano a nove elementi la propria formazione (non molto classica, ma neanche tanto rock) dando all'album un titolo da profezia che si autoavvera - e che segna tra l'altro la felice ripresa dell'antica serie Crammed Made to Measure - di cui progettano a breve una bella presentazione in teatro: niente male, Aquaserge!

Always ready to expand their scope and blur the genre borders, the inventive, revered French avant-rock band have decided to tackle the field of contemporary classical music from the mid-20th century, in a special project which pays tribute to four major atypical figures: Giacinto Scelsi (1905-1988), György Ligeti (1923-2006), Edgard Varèse (1883-1965) and Morton Feldman (1926-1987). Drawing inspiration from these composers’ respective approaches in terms of dynamics, sonic textures and duration, more specifically from Scelsi’s exploration of timbres and oscillations, Ligeti’s moving clusters, Varèse’s melodic cubism and Feldman-type graphic scores, Aquaserge have approached this album with a mixture of raw intuition and strict method, and have created pieces for a hybrid, semi-classical and semi-rock expanded 9-piece line-up.

https://aquaserge.bandcamp.com/the-possibility-of-a-new-work-for-aquaserge