Robert Groslot: Chamber Works
Format: COMPACT DISC
Laporev, Ilia; Laporev Jr., Ilia; Moroz, Dasha
Robert Groslot’s music reveals the complex personality of the composer, pianist, and conductor born in Mechelen, Belgium, in 1951. The three works recorded here- empathically interpreted by the two cellists, Ilia Yourivich Laporev and Ilia Laporev jr., and pianist Dasha Moroz- point to each other through their connection to spoken language, something that is also reflected in a few of the titles. Groslot takes his inspiration from images, in which a line is equal to writing a musical phrase, but a color can serve just as well to create a harmony. His fascination for puzzles forms the overarching structure for it all. But above all, his passion for language has led to intriguing writings that make his personal style recognizable. Because Groslot starts with improvisation, his music sounds like an intuitive language with a logical development, which is always audibly recognizable for the listener. In terms of melody, he thinks in musical phrases- just like in a spoken conversation- which can be suddenly interrupted or overlap each other internally. This “conversational technique” is the leitmotif through his body of work and also resounds through his titles.