This release includes an archival CD-R
containing a single realization of d’un
verre d’eau mounted
on Plexiglas; a copy of Duplant’s score and of those
excerpts from the writings of Francis Ponge on
which it is based; a brief essay by composer and musicologist Jennie
Gottschalk discussing the piece; a mirror; and an additional informational
sheet providing credits and track listing.
Irene Kurka: soprano
Bileam Kümper: violin
Koen Nutters: doublebass
Bruno Duplant: organ
Score by Bruno Duplant
recorded during 2016 in Germany
Edited, mixed, and
mastered by Bruno Duplant
1. d’un verre d’eau [45:00]
Bruno Duplant is a composer, sound manipulator,
and multi-instrumentalist based in the north of France whose primary
instruments include the doublebass, percussion,
organ, electronics, and field recordings. A frequent collaborator with a
wide range of musicians from around the globe, his recordings have been
published by labels including Another Timbre, Notice Recordings, B-Boim, Diafani, Engraved
Glass, Ilse, Impulsive Habitat, Con-V, Unfathomless,
and Mystery Sea, among many others. Together with his friend Pedro Chambel, he founded and continues to run the label Rhizome.s.
Jennie Gottschalk is a composer and independent scholar based in Boston.
Since receiving a doctorate in composition from Northwestern University in
2008, she has traveled extensively to gather first-hand information about
experimental music practices. She is the author of Experimental Music Since 1970, published by Bloomsbury in 2016.
Eva-Maria Houben studied Music Education at Folkwang-Musikhochschule Essen and the organ with Gisbert Schneider. She received her doctorate and
postdoctoral lecturing qualification in musicology and was called for
lectures at Gerhard-Mercator- Universität
Duisburg and Robert-Schumann-Hochschule
Düsseldorf (Germany). Since 1993 Professor Houben
has been lecturing at Dortmund University`s “Institut
für Musik und Musikwissenschaft,” with both music theory and
contemporary music as her focus. As she is related to the “wandelweiser-group” of composers, her compositions are
published by “edition wandelweiser”, Haan.
Bileam Kümper studied music education at TU Dortmund University, where
he is now working in the music department's technical staff. He frequently
performs on a wide variety of different instruments, among them violin,
viola, tuba, and electronics, where he likes to explore new sounds,
sometimes leading to new compositions or installations.
Irene Kurka studied voice at the Musikhochschule in Munich with Reri
Grist, at the Meadows School of the Arts (SMU, Dallas) with Barbara
Hill-Moore and at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada)
with Nancy Hermiston. A versatile soprano, she has received numerous awards
and scholarships, and has given recitals and participated in operas and
oratorios around Europe and the United States. Among the leading
contemporary composers who have creasted works
specifically for her to record or perform are Eggert, Corbett, Weeks, Muntendorf, Frey, Kampe, Seither, Brass, Beuger and Pisaro. She has premiered over 130 works. Since 2009,
she has focused almost exclusively on the repertoire for unaccompanied
voice. She works with the instrumental groups e-mex, notabu, musikFabrik, Klangkonzepte, Schlagquartett Köln, chronophonie,
La Tenerezza, socell 21
Koen Nutters plays upright bass, objects,
consumer electronics, and sine tones. He lives and works in Amsterdam and
Berlin. He is a musician, composer and organizer of music, bands, events,
concert series, exhibitions, installations, and performance pieces. He is
one of the founding members of the international "N collective"
(2002–2009), the artistic director of the DNK-Amsterdam concert series, a
freelance curator, and a (founding) member of many bands and projects with
a host of international musicians and artists creating music through
structured improvisation, composition or more conceptual operations and
collaborative forms. His pieces range from post-Cagian
compositions for ensemble to spatialized sound pieces and environments for
prerecorded and manipulated music and sound.
Rishin Singh is a musician, artist, and writer living in Berlin. His
work has been exhibited in London, Leuven, Sydney, and Berlin. Selected festival
appearances include the NOW now (Sydney), Audio
Art (Krakow), Klangraum (Düsseldorf), and DAAD Mikromusik (Berlin). His writing has been published by RealTime (Australia), Insub
Records (Switzerland), and Lateral Addition (USA) among others.