Dominique Schafer: Vers Une Présence Réelle...
Format: COMPACT DISC
Gianini, Leandro; Haynes, Richard; Kuhn, Matthias; ensemble proton bern; Berger, Bettina; Schafer, Dominique
What defines music? This question arises again and again when one is listening to the music of Dominique Schafer. According to the composer, single notes form stories through their dialogue with each other. Vers un présence réelle… is the title of this recording containing six pieces trying to answer that very question. The performers are ensemble proton bern and conductor Matthias Kuhn. Founded in 2010, ensemble proton bern has established itself as one of the top new music groups. The actual goal is however much greater: they want to bring people closer to new music. To this end, the musicians seek contact to and are able to discuss the contemporary sound world with their audience. It is therefore that ensemble proton bern is so prevalent online: proton’s concert videos on YouTube have been viewed – most unusually for new music – many thousands of times.