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Øyvind Brandtsegg’s “Nancarrow Biotope” reviewed by The Wire

<a href=”https://cronica.bandcamp.com/album/nancarrow-biotope”>Nancarrow Biotope by Øyvind Brandtsegg</a>

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Øyvind Brandtsegg’s “Nancarrow Biotope” reviewed by Soundexpeditionen

Und nun etwas komplett anderes.Diese Musik hab ich seit Dezember hier liegen. Mehrmals angehört und ich wusste sie nie so richtig zu fassen.Die Musik von Conlon Nancarrow ist mir bekannt, aber auf einer Orgel?!?Ich muß zugeben, dass ich mit dem ersten Hören dieser Veröffentlichung so meine Schwierigkeiten hatte.Ich mag Orgelmusik, schon als Jugendlicher bin ich […]

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Øyvind Brandtsegg’s “Nancarrow Biotope” reviewed by Salt Peanuts

American iconoclast composer Conlon Nancarrow’s «Studies for Player Piano» is a series of 49 études for a mechanical piano, exceeding human performer limitations, composed between 1948 and 1992 and often relying on mathematical formulas and overtone series. These «Studies» emphasize in a playful and acrobatic manner, often with provocative and complex sounds, that the use […]

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Øyvind Brandtsegg’s “Nancarrow Biotope” reviewed by Nettavisen

Veldig annerledes – veldig fascinerende Jazzfolket kjenner igjen navnet Øyvind Brandtsegg fra samarbeid med Kristin Asbjørnsen og Krøyt og Live Marie Roggen. Her møter vi professoren fra NTNU i en totalt annerledes setting. Jeg bryter sammen, om ikke i krampegråt så i alle fall lett hulken, og tilstår at jeg beveger meg ut på relativt […]

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New release: Øyvind Brandtsegg’s “Nancarrow Biotope”

“My essential concern, whether you can analyze it or not, is emotional; there’s an impact that I try to achieve by these means.” — Conlon Nancarrow Conlon Nancarrow’s Studies for Player Piano were orchestrated for Pipe Organ, Disklavier and electronics by Øyvind Brandtsegg. The work with these compositions instigated further exploration of improvisation with these mechanic instruments in […]

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Øyvind Brandtsegg’s “Nancarrow Biotope” reviewed by Vital Weekly

Conlow Nancarrow “was an American-born composer who lived and worked in Mexico for most of his life. He became a Mexican citizen in 1956. Nancarrow is best remembered for his Studies for Player Piano, being one of the first composers to use auto-playing musical instruments, realizing their potential to play far beyond human performance ability. […]

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