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Nikolaus Gerszewski: piano, objects
Lenke Kovács: vocals
Ferenc Getto: vocals, objects
László Németh: trumpet
Dorottya Poór: violin
Nóra Lajkó: guitar
Julien Baillod: guitar, feedback
Andor Erazmus Illés: electronics
Erik Benjámin Rafael: percussions, objects
Composed by Antoine Beuger
Realized by Conceptual Soundproductions Budapest
Recorded at the Doctoral School of the Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Budapest, 05/02/2017
Engineered, mixed and mastered by Zsolt László Kiss
Graphic design by László Szakács
a group of people forgathers
together they engender a space for individual sounds or words to appear
a space, not least, for themselves to appear to one another
an unconditional space of conﬁdence and mutual recognition
a pure “space of appearance” (Hanna Arendt)
is this possible?
is it possible to withstand the lure of being more organized, more well-deﬁned,
more in control of what “we” are,
of what it is, that we are doing?
more determined about who or what belongs to “us” or what we are doing
and who or what doesn’t?
we can at least hope for it
I hope playing and listening to
to the memory of
may strengthen this hope
Dutch minimalist composer Antoine Beuger (1955) studied with Ton de Leeuw at Sweelinck Conservatorium in Amsterdam in the mid-seventies. In 1990 he began composing after an interruption of about a decade, and two years later he founded Edition Wandelweiser together with composer Burkhard Schlothauer. His compositions have been interpreted by Konzert Minimal, Ensemble Dedalus, Jürg Frey, Radu Malfatti, Greg Stuart and Cristián Alvear – among others. Since 1996 he has been artistic director of Edition Wandelweiser Records. / wandelweiser.de/antoine-beuger.html
Hungarian collective Conceptual Soundproductions Budapest was founded by German composer and theoretician Nikolaus Gerszewski at the Hungarian University Of Fine Arts in 2014. The group with its ever-changing line-up concentrates on experimental and conceptual music starting with and after Cage, including the classic avantgarde – Cardew, Wolff, Riley etc. – as well as the manifestation of experimental traditions in contemporary music – e.g. artists in and around the Wandelweiser collective –, and the compositions by members of CSB.