ELOY, JEAN-CLAUDE - KAMAKALA / ETUDE III / FLUCTUANTE IMMUABLE (CD & BOOK)


""Kâmakalâ. The Energy Triangle" (1971). For three orchestra ensembles, five chorus ensembles, with three conductors. Orchestra and chorus of the WDR, Schola Cantorum, Stuttgart. Kâmakalâ - a Sankrit term meaning energy triangle - refers to India's philosophy (Tantric Shivaďsm) and is expresses here as the appearance of energy, which is the erotic and cosmic energy (Kama), that which helps Shiva uniting with his Shakti (feminine energy), create every self-subdivision (Kalâ), hence gradually generating the whole complexity of the universe. It is that idea of a vast and slow crescendo of the various parameters of a musical score, of an infinite division and infinite multiplication of the material contained in it that appealed to Eloy. Eloy wanted to create music in which the energy was sustained, non distributed and reserved to intense inner blossoming at a later point; music expanding very slowly as in Indian Raga, yet Western music definitely modern, atonal and athematic. "Étude III" (1962) for orchestra, with piano and five percussionists. Orchestra of the SWF, Baden-Baden. Etude III, which was composed in May and June of 1962 in Zurich and Paris, uses the configuration of a traditional orchestra (wood and brass instruments by pair) opposite to an ensemble of five percussionists, piano, harp and celesta. The frequent use of very long durations, related to the steadiness of the pitch registers, leads to a rising static sound phenomenon reminiscent of oriental music in some regards: the tone and use of Shô in Japanese Gagaku, the slow and steady increase of complexity in Indian Raga. "Fluctuante - Immuable" (1977) for full orchestra. New Philharmonic Orchestra from Radio-France. Fluctuante-Immuable, which was composed in 1977 as Gaku-no-Michi was produced in the Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK) electronic studio in Tokyo. Besides Eloy's long electro-acoustic productions, Fluctuante-Immuable suggested a new way of addressing issues related to "composing with notes". The formal issue that the composer faces at the beginning is that of a dialectic between "Order and Disorder" topped by an issue about the relation between the conductor and his orchestra. CD with 60 pages booklet with photos + texts in French and English." (label info)
soon in stock - please pre-order | FR| 2012| HORS TERRITOIRES | 24.90


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