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TITLE
Old School
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
ZKR 009CD ZKR 009CD
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RELEASE DATE
2/1/2011

John Cage's compositions have been part of Zeitkratzer's repertoire since the very first day. The pieces presented here justify Zeitkratzer's reputation as sound specialists. Avant-garde composer Cage is played in a conservative, precise and sensual way, apart from all philosophical ambitions, and hopefully as seductive as a Schubert quintet! Wire magazine acclaimed: "Zeitkratzer convinced us that Cage's music can still live with all its complexities, stripped of the debris of its iconic-ironic status, if we only give ourselves time, space and ears to hear!" Pieces performed: "Four6" (1992), "Five" (1988), "Hymnkus" (1986). Recorded live at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, UK, November 24, 2006. Performed by: Frank Gratkowski (bass clarinet, clarinet), Hayden Chisholm (clarinet), Franz Hautzinger (trumpet), Reinhold Friedl (piano), Maurice de Martin (percussion), Burkhard Schlothauer (violin), Anton Lukoszevieze (cello), Uli Phillipp (double bass) and Ralf Meinz (sound).