Marcela Pavia/Max E. Keller
2011 release. Featured works: Marcela Pavia, "Flair" (2009), "Nayla" (1993), Per un addio (2009), "Los senderos que se bifurcan" (2007), "The Banshee's Keen" (2009), "Amancay" (2001). Max E. Keller: "Tenuto, Battuto, Fulminante" (2001), "Selbstgesprache" (2006), "Cinque" (2008), "Trio Fluido" (2009). The compositions of Max E. Keller and Marcela Pavia have in common an uncompromising expressive clarity which, despite the abrupt cut-offs and aggressive gestures, the subtle and innovative handling of timbre, belies the disparity of their origins. There is no sense of arbitrariness: it is all about inner necessity and truthfulness, often articulated in insistent, nagging repetitions within developmental variation. The taboos of the avant-garde such as avoidance of a perceptible sense of pulse are questioned or are even taken up as a topic. Performed by: Trio Flair, Lisa Cella (flute), Duo46, Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, David Zinman (conductor), Quadriga Fagott Ensemble, Valentin Johannes Gloor (speaker), Esther Fluckiger (piano), Beth Schneider (violin), Matt Gould (guitar), Patrik Kleemola (guitar), Gleb Kanasevich (clarinet), Matt Gould (guitar). Werner Bartschi (piano and live electronics).