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GORDON Peter - Still life and the deadman
GORDON Peter
Still life and the deadman

RDC 5017
Newtone Records
USA Stati Uniti
 
1 CD
 



Still Life and the Deam Man is an album featuring Peter Gordon's compositions for strings. I have been fascinated by string instruments ever since my first composition for string trio, Les Enfants Terribles, composed in 1973 and based upon the novel by Jean Cocteau. When I look at the string writing of other composers, string quartet in particular, I get an unencumbered view of their musical language. String composition has its own particular genre which transcends other stylistic differentiation. Listeners who are familiar with my previous work are aware that I cross stylistic boundaries quite frequently and often work in a multi-generic context. This CD differs, because all three pieces use strings as the basic instrumental texture. There are, however, three different approaches:

Awareness deals with the idea of string ensemble as a mass unit, with the melody progressively elaborated upon by and increasingly dense harmonic underpinning. It might, in a sense, suggest the old Silk Road, with textures of Arabic string orchestra mixed with a Northeast Asian sense of linearity. Each of the selections of this CD bears the influence of my having studied Japanese Gagaku and Korean Court music while in Asia in the last years.

De Dode, based upon the dark eroticism of George Bataille's writings, is into 22 movement, and evokes the parallels the death throttle and sexual orgasm - one of the principles of human nature. Within a dark transparent setting I try to bring out a passionate tension. The opposing forces of lushness and starkness battle until the final dirge. This performance by the Balanescu Quartet was record at London's Abbey Road Studio.

Rembrandt Suite deals with a pure beauty of music, yet with a dark undertone. Unlike the previous two works, I play saxophone with the strings, letting my presence as a performer enter the world of the string choir. This was recorded as part of a Tokyo Broadcasting System HDTV production, Painted Melodies, Spider's Garden, which featured Kit Fitzgerald transforming classic still life imaginary into expressive video painting."



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The Electroacoustic Philarmonia(1)
Balanescu Quartet (2)
Parsley Club String Quintet with Peter Gordon (sax) (3)

 
 
 

CABIT - Tre Re dall'Oriente / La Stella Cometa
from CD "Unico Figlio"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
24 April 2019 - h:21.00
Liguriani
in "Fischia il vento - Canti e musiche della Resistenza in Liguria"

SOMS Diritto e Doveri
Vado Ligure (SV) - Italy


28 April 2019 - h:20.00
Ester Formosa & Elva Lutza
Dalston Roof Park
London


03 May 2019 - h:21.00
Ester Formosa & Elva Lutza
Teatro Alekestis
Cagliari - Italy


10 May 2019 - h:8.30
Liguriani
Mayschoss
Germany


11 May 2019 - h:8.30
Liguriani
Venner Folk Frühling
Büningsweg 1
Venne - Germany


12 May 2019 - h:17.00
Ester Formosa & Elva Lutza
Villa Pamphilii
Rome - Italy


12 May 2019 - h:19.00
Arturo Stalteri
S.S. Apostoli

Roma

A Low & Loud Trilogy


23 May 2019 - h:8.00
Liguriani
Dahrenstedt
Germany


24 May 2019 - h:8.00
Liguriani
Salzgitter
Germany


25 May 2019 - h:8.00
Liguriani
Mönchegladbach
Germany


25 June 2019 - h:21.00
Liguriani
Mare e Miniere Festival
Vecchia Torrana
Portoscuso (CI) - Sardinia - Italy


27 June 2019 - h:20.00
Liguriani
Castel Tirolo
Merano (BZ) - Italy


28 June 2019 - h:20.00
Liguriani
Feste Musicali a Castel Roncolo
Via Castel Roncolo
Bolzano (BZ) - Italy


29 June 2019 - h:8.00
Liguriani
Andy Lang Konzertscheune
Banhofstrasse 1
Gefrees - Germany


30 June 2019 - h:15.00
Liguriani
Langenau
Germany


30 June 2019 - h:20.00
Liguriani
Bischofsgrün
Mainleus - Germany


19 July 2019 - h:18.30
Liguriani
Rheingau Musik Festival
Burg Schwarzenstein
Geisenheim-Johannisberg
Germany


20 July 2019 - h:16.00
Liguriani
Rheingau Musik Festival
Draiser Hof- Weingut und Gutshotel Baron Knyphausen
Eltville Am Rhein
Germany


21 July 2019 - h:16.00
Liguriani
Rheingau Musik Festival
Garden of The Eltzerhof
Elteville - Germany


23 August 2019 - h:20.00
Liguriani
Kehl
Germany


 
 
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