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ARTIST
TITLE
Crocus
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
SR 386CD SR 386CD
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RELEASE DATE
6/24/2014

Performed by pianist Fabian Fiorini."Five 'Crocuses' have been selected for this CD. From 2004 to 2007, I reduced the music I wrote between 1979 and 1994 to monophonic strands, sonic DNA, although some of the chords survived. Some of these strands went into sonates curieuses for muted violin, while others turned into 10 crocuses with sustained notes. 'Crocus' is notated in a classical fashion with bars; it is visual music, each musical element a picture. Interpretation is cold, neutral, geometrical, staccato; no crescendo, decrescendo, accelerando or ralentendo." Composer/violinist Baudouin de Jaer studied composition with Philippe Boesmans, Henri Pousseur, and Frederic Rzewski and with Bruce Mather at McGill University (Montréal). He composes for the Korean instruments daegeum, haegeum, gayageum and geomungo, and for orchestras of Korean traditional instruments. In 2010 he resolved the enigmatic music system of Swiss artist Adolf Wölfli and released a CD called The Heavenly Ladder on Sub Rosa. In 2010, Baudouin de Jaer was awarded a prize from the National Gugak Center for his gayageum compositions.