℗ 2015 Aeon
Released April 28, 2015
Duration 1h 01m 36s
Record Label Aeon
Catalogue No. AECD1222
Genre Classical (Orchestral)

Tristan Murail: Le partage des eaux - Contes cruels - Sillages

BBC Symphony Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, Pierre-André Valade

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Le partage des eaux
Tristan Murail; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Pierre-André Valade
Contes cruels
Tristan Murail; Wiek Hijmans; Seth Josel; Netherlands Radio Philharmonic; Pierre-André Valade
Tristan Murail; Netherlands Radio Philharmonic; Pierre-André Valade
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Pierre-André Valade helms these performances with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Orchestra dedicated to composer Tristan Murail, who lies within the great French tradition of naturalist music dating to the 18th century. Blending nature as a source of inspiration with the tools of computer analysis as compositional means, the works for large orchestra brought together on this album, never before recorded, present an extensive panorama of the composer's output between 1985 and 2007, haunted as they are by his futuristic visions. "It was with Le partage des eaux that I began studying highly complex sounds, noisy sounds, natural sounds. The sounds analysed are derived from natural phenomena: a wave breaking gently on the shore, the effect of a backwash. They inspire the piece's shapes and sounds, sometimes by using data analysis directly, sometimes more metaphorically." - Tristan Murail
48 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Aeon Studio Masters

Recordings/enregistrements: 5/12/2002, Maida Vale Studio 1, BBC, London (1) ; 15-19/06/2010, Muziekcentrum van de Omroep, Hilversum (2, 3). Recording/enregistrement: Simon Hancock (1), Netherlands Radio (2-3). Editing / montage : Pierre-André Valade, Tristan Murail & Sébastien Naves. Mastering : Sébastien Naves. Recording Producer / production: Ann McKay (1). æon artistic supervision/direction artistique æon: Kaisa Pousset. Photo: Dolorès Marat. Publishers/éditeur: Editions Henry Lemoine.
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Le partage des eaux
Contes cruels

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