Façade​-​Trio (1998) - Georges Aperghis

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Fie Schouten, Jelte Althuis bass clarinet
Tatiana Koleva percussion

Façade-Trio by George Aperghis (F) has not been recorded nor performed outside France before. It is a theatrical work in which the instrumentalists sit in a triangle. The percussion placed in the middle with two kick drums, left and right, flanked by bass clarinets. They relate to each other like stars in a constellation. For the bass clarinets the sounds go from the lowest note to unusual heights. The textures are sometimes as dense as the Milky Way…

Georges Aperghis: "Merci beaucoup pour cet enregistrement qui me fait très plaisir."

© Copyright 1999 Éditions DURAND


from Nature, released November 3, 2020


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Fie Schouten clarinets Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The Dutch clarinettist Fie Schouten is a specialist in the performance of new music with a preference for playing on the low clarinets. She can be heard extensively as a soloist and with her own ensembles. Fie Schouten is Artistic Director of a bass clarinet festival titled Basklarinet Festijn. She is Professor of Bass Clarinet / contemporary music at the Prince Claus Conservatoire Groningen. ... more

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