Ultima Arditti, vol.1 – Arditti Quartet

JON ØIVIND NESS: BEWARE OF DARKNESS · RAGNHILD BERSTAD: Toreuma · ROLF WALLIN: PHONOTOPE 1 · SVEN LYDER KAHRS: EIN HAUCH Umore…M NICHTS

Arditti Quartet

The status of the Arditti Quartet is unique.

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Arditti in Norwegian new music

The status and quality of the Arditti Quartet is unique. These musicians have defined what it means to work with contemporary music on the absolute top level. Since 1999 the quartet has given concerts at the yearly Ultima Contemporary Music Festival in Oslo, premiering a new piece each year. The composers on this release are recognized as among the finest and most daring in Norway. Berstad, Ness, Kahrs and Wallin represent four distinctive artistic voices that have made an impression also at such festivals as Presence, Donaueshingen, Huddersfield, World New Music Days, and more. Elements from the electronica scene, computer generated material and amplified sting playing are all part of this complex and exiting release.

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– Other string quartets can’t hold a candle to the Ardittis! [John Cage]

Ultima

What connects the Ardittis to the Norwegian contemporary music scene can be said in one word: Ultima. Since 1999 this music festival in Oslo have commissioned a new piece from a Norwegian composer to be premiered at the festival by the Arditti Quartet in its annual Ultima concert.

Four distinctive voices

And now four of the first quartets written for the Arditti in this setting are available on CD. The composers are recognized as among the finest and most daring in Norway. Berstad, Ness, Kahrs and Wallin represent four distinctive artistic voices that have made an impression with audiences both at home an abroad, including festivals such as Presense, Donaueschingen, Huddersfield, World New Music Days and more.

Computers

As is to be expected from them, the Arditti Quartet brings the idea and realization of new music another step forward in this project, for instance by involving elements from the electronica noise scene. Computers and amplification is mixed in with the real thing on this recording in such a way that it makes for a quartet CD quite different from anything you have ever heard.

Release date: 11.10.2004

EAN : 7044581350355

Cat.No.: ACD5035

Priskategori : CD