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En Blanc et Noir
Claude Debussy - Jean-Luc Fafchamps

En Blanc et Noir

Aton'&Armide

Label: Antarctica
Format: CD
Barcode: 0608917730425
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Catalog number: AR 004
Releasedate: 03-02-17
- three composers with a century distance

- performed on authentic intruments



 
This new project presents three composers, about a century apart, sharing their own way of searching for colors and how to express them. These four compositions for cello and piano explore just as many ways of performing: an original work on gut strings and with the piano of the composer, a short piece for piano in a transcription for cello and piano, a wide-ranging composition for cello and piano with preparations, and finally, a work for cello, piano, and electronics. This is a century in color, so it seems, as these works are an example of how music has evolved in the past 100 years utilizing the same two instruments. Benjamin Glorieux is a cellist, conductor and composer. As a pedagogue, he works regularly with MATRIX Leuven and was invited by Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerpen as a cello-teacher for specialization in contemporary repertoire.
Benjamin Glorieux is a cellist, conductor and composer. As a youngster, and before realizing that he would become a professional musician, he composed 'songs' for a theatre-group he was a member of, worked with choreographers and actors of his hometown as an improvising cellist, and spent hours and hours in his room during private jam-sessions, instead of studying for school or practicing his cello. Now, supported by a solid studying parcours in Brussels, Genève, Köln and the Chapelle Queen Elisabeth, nothing has changed. Instead the love for composers and compositions, the search for sounds and existing or unknown repertoire has only grown to a degree that has made old and contemporary classical music Benjamin's most inspiring incentive. For example, he plays Debussy on gut-strings, performs Brian Ferneyhough's Time and Motion Study with electronics of the 70's, gives regular concerts of the cycle of Bach cello Suites and is a musical partner of jazz-groups such as Rembrandt Frerichs Trio. As a pedagogue, he works regularly with MATRIX Leuven and was invited by Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerpen as a cello-teacher for specialization in contemporary repertoire.