Performed by Rolf Hind, piano; recorded at the Experimentalstudio des SWR. Stereo/5.1 multichannel hybrid CD/SACD release that can be played on any CD player. "The conductor and composer Robert HP Platz, born in Baden-Baden in 1951, studied composition with Wolfgang Fortner and Karlheinz Stockhausen and conducted with Francis Travis. Performances of his works and his conducting activity (more than three hundred world premieres) have taken him throughout Europe and to Japan and the United States. He has worked with, among others, both orchestras of the Südwestrundfunk, the DSO Berlin and the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg. For 20 years, Platz headed the Ensemble Köln, which he founded, and worked with composers such as Hosokawa, Huber, Stockhausen and Xenakis. Since 1990, he has directed a composition class at the Conservatorium Maastricht that is connected with a seminar on performance practice for New Music. He is a member of the Bureau du Directeur of the electronic studio of the 'Centre de Recherches et Formation Musicales de Wallonie' (CRFMW) in Liège and is the principal guest conductor of the ensembles Alternance in Paris and Musica d'Insieme in Milan."