recorded June - October 2010
One - Eighteen
|THE MUSIC / RECORDING|
The concise and relatively short pieces featured on this new recording continue Mantler's basic concept of creating music that is in part completely notated, but also involves improvisation. It is here reduced to a minimum, possibly his simplest and most economic interpretation of that idea so far, with only two instruments: the piano representing his basically orchestral compositional concept with a soloist from contemporary new music (a "classical" non-improvising pianist), combined with a second player coming from jazz, the guitarist (improvising/freely interpreting).
Per Salo's piano tracks were recorded during June 2010 at Studios La Buissonne at Pernes-les-Fontaines, France and Bjarne Roupe´s guitar tracks during August at his home in Copenhagen. The material was subsequently edited by Michael Mantler, and mixed and mastered September/October 2010 at Studios La Buissonne with engineers Gérard de Haro and Nicolas Baillard.
continues the tradition of guitar soloists in Mantler's music as a member
of his "Chamber Music and Songs" Ensemble and participated in
the Cerco Un Paese Innocente and
School of Understanding recordings
and performances, followed by appearances on the Songs
and One Symphony and Hide and
Seek albums. His latest collaboration was as soloist on the "Guitar
Concerto" during its premiere performance at the Berlin JazzFest
2007, subsequently released on Mantler's ECM recording Concertos.
Born in 1962 in Copenhagen Denmark, he studied piano and organ in Denmark, Italy and USA. and graduated with an Organ Diploma from the Royal Danish Conservatory of Music and with a Masters Degree in Piano Performance from the Juilliard School of Music in New York.
Very active both as a soloist and as a chamber musician, his repertoire includes many contemporary works and his concert activities have brought him to many European contries, Korea and the USA. Recently he appeared as a soloist in Olivier Messiaen's Turangalila Symphony at concerts in Germany and Denmark.
1996 he formed a duo with violinist Christina Åstrand, which released
recordings of the violin music of Carl Nielsen, winning two prizes at
the Danish Music Awards. 1997 the two musicians formed The Danish Horn
Trio together with the French horn player Jakob Keiding. The trio has
played in many festivals throughout Scandinavia and Europe and recorded
horn trios by Johannes Brahms and György Ligeti, which was chosen
as "CD of the Month" by the BBC Music Magazine.
Per Salo has received many awards, among them the Artist Prize of the Danish Music Critics. Since 1989 he holds the position of pianist and organist with the Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Copenhagen. More information at the Per Salo web page.
Photo: Fie Johansen
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