The Late 92 (1993)
Ensemble ottomani: Anne-Michèle Schack, Brigida Romano, Véronique
Englebert, Claude Ledoux - pianos
the Mass Murderer Meets Leather-Lilly in Hong Kong's Morning Twilight
Takashi Yamane - clarinet, Werner Dickel - violin, Yutaka Oya
- piano, Dietrich Eichmann - announcer
namenlose Komposition für Flöte und Klavier (1996)
Gunhild Ott - flute, Christoph Grund - piano
no.: WER 6550 2
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Contemporary music oscillating between free jazz, improvised music,
Morton Feldman, Luigi Nono and a far from sterile creative personality
- such are the components of Dietrich Eichmann's music. He belongs
to those composers in whom undogmatic artistic freedom combines
with an ongoing claim to avant-garde, constantly undermining common
perceptions of new music.
This CD follows
Dietrich Eichmann's creative path through the nineties. It spans
from the rhythmically terse piece for four pianos, which draws
upon influences of Jazz and Heavy Metal, right up to the gently
floating piece for flute and piano which utilises experience with
improvised music. Not exactly music serving the self-proclaimed
avant-garde elite. Rather more music with a humanistic and personal
touch that perceives itself as an independent continuation of
revolutionary starting-points set in the fifties and sixties.
Eichmann proves to be a composer who has taken a personal route
to create emotionally and intellectually committed music that
stands outside the modern mainstream and therefore always has
the scope for surprise. His music breathes and brings into being
new sound worlds, it develops modernism and is deeply personal.
With its extremely associative qualities it succeeds in addressing
the unruly reality of everyday life just as much as existential
loneliness. In other words: music for our times.
The very first sentence of the booklet note reassures us
that the composer is no relation whatsoever to the Nazi war
criminal with the same name, and in the interests of the public
good, we repeat this consoling fact here... more