GWK 137 / 2017
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Ensemble Black Pencil:
Jorge Isaac – recorder, artistic director
Matthijs Koene – panflute
Esra Pehlivanli – viola
Marko Kassl – accordion
Enric Monfort – percussion
special guest: Harrie Starreveld – shakuhachi
1) anonymus: Kariboshi Kiri Uta
2-5) Roderik de Man: Kaiseki
6) Robert van Heumen: A Short Piece of Decay
7) Ayuo: Eurasian Tango 1
8 ) Vanessa Lann: Arlecchino Unmasked
9) anonymus: Shika no Tone
10) Arnoud Noordegraaf: Tampopo
11) Florian Magnus Maier: click Plan Be
“Composed meals” is the key phrase for Black Pencil’s KAISEKI project. It draws inspiration from the particular features of the Japanese kaiseki cuisine and its culinary traditions: attention to detail, use of space, avoidance of repetitions, variation, symmetry and seasonal characteristics.
The works of this CD were specially written by Roderik de Man, Arnoud Noordegraaf, Robert van Heumen, Vanessa Lann and Florian Magnus Maier for Ensemble Black Pencil, additionally there are arrangements of a piece by Japanese composer Ayuo and two Japanese honkyokus (folk music pieces from the 13th century for shakuhachi).
The sumptuous sound colours of the combined instruments – including electronics – create an invigorating music, that is yet accesible enough to completely lose oneself in.
CD review WDR 3
anonymus: Kariboshi Kiri Uta
Roderik de Man: Kaiseki – 3rd movement
Florian Magnus Maier: click Plan Be