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Pulau Dewata

Claude Vivier

  • Year of composition: 1977
  • Original work:
  • Version: Arr. Michael Oesterle, 2002
  • Duration: 11:47
  • Instrumentation: string quartet
  • Commission: Quatuor Bozzini

Stereo

ISRC CAA4J0410017

  • 44,1 kHz, 16 bits

What I wanted to write was a piece imbued with the spirit of Bali: its dances, its rhythms and, above all, an explosion of life, simple and candid. The ending is the traditional signature of many Balinese pieces, a loving homage to this marvellous people from whom I learned so much.”


Premiere

  • September 17, 2002, Bozzini QuartetConcert de saison I, Chapelle Saint-Louis — Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Montréal (Québec)

Quatuor à cordes no 2 «Tombeau»

Jean Lesage

  • Year of composition: 2002
  • Duration: 18:03
  • Instrumentation: string quartet
  • Commission: ECM+, with support from the CCA

Stereo

“The postmodern response to modernism consists in the acknowledgement that the past, given that it cannot be destroyed, since that destruction would lead to silence, must be revisited: with irony, in a non-innocent manner.” — Umberto Eco


Premiere

  • May 14, 2002, Bozzini QuartetConcert, Salle Pierre-Mercure — Centre Pierre-Péladeau, Montréal (Québec)

Quatuor à cordes no 2 «Tombeau», 1: Divertimento serioso

Jean Lesage

  • Duration: 2:29

Stereo

ISRC CAA4J0410018

  • 44,1 kHz, 16 bits

Quatuor à cordes no 2 «Tombeau», 2: Round, Catch and Canon Club

Jean Lesage

  • Duration: 2:37

Stereo

ISRC CAA4J0410019

  • 44,1 kHz, 16 bits

Quatuor à cordes no 2 «Tombeau», 3: Divertimento buffo

Jean Lesage

  • Duration: 2:02

Stereo

ISRC CAA4J0410020

  • 44,1 kHz, 16 bits

Quatuor à cordes no 2 «Tombeau», 4: Mr Birdcage’s Ground

Jean Lesage

  • Duration: 2:40

Stereo

ISRC CAA4J0410021

  • 44,1 kHz, 16 bits

Quatuor à cordes no 2 «Tombeau», 5: Tombeau

Jean Lesage

  • Duration: 4:14

Stereo

ISRC CAA4J0410022

  • 44,1 kHz, 16 bits

Quatuor à cordes no 2 «Tombeau», 6: Musique sur laquelle il n’est pas interdit de danser

Jean Lesage

  • Duration: 3:40

Stereo

ISRC CAA4J0410023

  • 44,1 kHz, 16 bits

Daydream Mechanics V

Michael Oesterle

  • Year of composition: 2001
  • Duration: 11:23
  • Instrumentation: string quartet
  • Commission: Quatuor Bozzini

Stereo

ISRC CAA4J0410024

  • 44,1 kHz, 16 bits

The phrase “Daydream Mechanics” is taken from the title of a book by Québec poet Nicole Brossard. This is the fifth in a series of pieces with this title, all of which use mechanistic devices to provide the base material. This quartet recalls the awkward adventures of childhood when the backyard seemed as full of fearsome possibilities as any unexplored geography. The simple mechanics of controlling ones own maneuvers make a challenge of a cultivated wilderness.


Premiere

  • April 29, 2001, Concert, Schwartzsche Villa, Berlin (Germany)

A New Song of Many Faces for In These Times

Malcolm Goldstein

  • Year of composition: 2002
  • Duration: 19:03
  • Instrumentation: string quartet
  • Commission: Quatuor Bozzini

Stereo

ISRC CAA4J0410025

  • 44,1 kHz, 16 bits

The music is a structured improvisation composition in which the overall structure, as well as the process of development of each song, are pre-set and performance materials and techniques are clearly delineated. The element of improvisation then becomes the process through which all the musical materials are realized, moment to moment, by each musician within the framework of the composition.


Premiere

  • May 2, 2002, Bozzini QuartetConcert, La Chapelle — scènes contemporaines, Montréal (Québec)

A New Song of Many Faces for In These Times, 4: A Song of Inner Vision — Coda

Malcolm Goldstein

  • Duration: 19:03

Stereo