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Henning Christiansen // OP.176 PENTHESILEA 5xCD

Henning Christiansen // OP.176 PENTHESILEA 5xCD

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This is the latest in October 2022 in the Henning Christiansen archive series.A 10-page full-color booklet is attached to the 5-disc set of angry waves.Below is an explanation by the label.

Music for the tragedy/play "Pentesileia" (a tragedy consisting of 24 scenes) by director: Carlo Quartucci, playwright: Heinrich von Kleist. Premiered at the Teatro Olimpico in Rome, Italy on November 1986, 11.
A four-and-a-half-hour audio work that develops the sound source of HC1984 4LP performed at Rosenfest in 2.This CD is a gorgeous 4-disc set that contains the full backing tapes prepared for the performance directed by Carlo Quartucci at the Teatro Olimpico in Rome in 1986 (live recordings of this performance have not yet been found). not).
One of Henning's most ambitious projects, the Penthesilea project, is also one of his most successful, drawing on the many experiments and techniques he developed throughout his creative career leading up to this ambitious and important work. is a quest for
.Field recordings featured in the Rosenfest recordings are presented along with a wealth of new sound environments.Horse hoof andBoxing matches are handled with electronics, creating an otherworldly atmosphere. In XIII XIV, a moment like Henning's early classical work arrives, gentle mechanical sounds sinking into the valleys amid whispering ghost melodies.Also, proto-techno beats stomp on the snow we once heard on a Rosenfest recording, rustic croakings become horn solos, the wind picks up and the story gets tougher...


Labels and other works here /// Click here to see more Henning Christiansen Archive releases available at Tobira. 

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Text by Henning Christiansen Archive:

"Music for a tragedy/play, Penthesilea (tragedy in 24 scenes), by director Carlo Quartucci, 1986, Playwright: Heinrich von Kleist. First performance at Teatro Olimpico, Rome, Italy, on November 8, 1986

This four and a half hour audio work heavily expands on the foundation laid out for Rosenfest in 1984 as featured on the HC4 2LP release. This lavish 5CD set presents the full backing tape prepared for the performances at Teatro Olímpico, Rome in 1986 as directed by Carlo Quartucci (the live recordings of the performances remain elusive to this day).

The most ambitious project Henning undertook, the Penthesilea project is also one of the most successful as it explores the numerous experiments and techniques he had developed throughout his creative life culminating in this ambitious and significant work. Unheard until now and required listening now.

The full narrative of Kleists text unfolds as an audio excursion for the mind to wander. An audiobook presented as sound. The field recordings featured in Rosenfest recordings are featured alongside a wealth of new sonic environments. Horses trot, a boxing match is treated with electronics creating an otherworldly atmosphere. In the piece 'XIII XIV' we encounter moments of Henning's early classical works only to subside in a valley of gentle machines clacking amongst a whispering ghost melody. the wind gets fiercer, the narrative intensifies…

Featuring exceptional performances from Werner Durand (pan-ney, Persian ney and baritone horn with sax mouthpiece), Jan Tilman Schade (violonello and tuba) along with Carla Tatò's almost develish voice and Ernst Kretzer's uncanny soundwork this is a heady unusual cocktail of sound.

OP. 176 PENTHESILEA is presented as a deluxe 5CD box set with 32 page full color booklet featuring writings by Villy Sørensen, Mark Harwood, Werner Durand and Henning Christiansen. , scores and performance photos.

All material copyright The Henning Christiansen Archive with the exception of the watercolor paintings in HC5 copyright Edition Block.

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A previously unreleased project of Henning Christiansen, monumental in scope, traversing years, countries and now, formats. The Henning Christiansen Archive is proud to finally present one of the crown jewels of the archive, the masterpiece'Penthesilea' as a 2LP and 5CD set ..

Pentheseila is one of the most ambitious works in the entire Henning Christiansen oeuvre. A large-scale work from the mid eighties based on the play of the same name by Heinrich von Kleist (1808). Both Henning and his widow, Ursula Reuter Christiansen, were enthusiastic about Kleist's text, both making works around the themes within this portent text.

Henning Christiansen first developed a work around this text for the Rosenfest festival performed in Berlin in 1984. Rosenfest was curated by René Block and featured a variety of composers presenting works in response to Kleist's work including Robert Ashley, "Blue" Gene Tyranny etc. Henning formulated a composition utilising tape, field recordings, voice, soprano, and violoncello alongside the home made instruments of Werner Durand.

The live presentation was then expanded upon and first performed two years later at Teatro Olímpico, Rome on the 8th November 1986 as directed by Carlo Quartucci. The two releases presented here include a 2 x vinyl LP of the Rosenfest recordings in 1984 and a 5CD set sharing the four and a half hour backing track prepared for the Teatro Olímpico performance in Rome in 1986. Together these two releases make up a substantial overview of one of the most significant works in the entire Christiansen canon. "
 

Artist: Henning Christiansen

Label : Henning Christiansen Archive

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This is the latest in October 2022 in the Henning Christiansen archive series.A 10-page full-color booklet is attached to the 5-disc set of angry waves.Below is an explanation by the label.

Music for the tragedy/play "Pentesileia" (a tragedy consisting of 24 scenes) by director: Carlo Quartucci, playwright: Heinrich von Kleist. Premiered at the Teatro Olimpico in Rome, Italy on November 1986, 11.
A four-and-a-half-hour audio work that develops the sound source of HC1984 4LP performed at Rosenfest in 2.This CD is a gorgeous 4-disc set that contains the full backing tapes prepared for the performance directed by Carlo Quartucci at the Teatro Olimpico in Rome in 1986 (live recordings of this performance have not yet been found). not).
One of Henning's most ambitious projects, the Penthesilea project, is also one of his most successful, drawing on the many experiments and techniques he developed throughout his creative career leading up to this ambitious and important work. is a quest for
.Field recordings featured in the Rosenfest recordings are presented along with a wealth of new sound environments.Horse hoof andBoxing matches are handled with electronics, creating an otherworldly atmosphere. In XIII XIV, a moment like Henning's early classical work arrives, gentle mechanical sounds sinking into the valleys amid whispering ghost melodies.Also, proto-techno beats stomp on the snow we once heard on a Rosenfest recording, rustic croakings become horn solos, the wind picks up and the story gets tougher...


Labels and other works here /// Click here to see more Henning Christiansen Archive releases available at Tobira. 

----------------------------

Text by Henning Christiansen Archive:

"Music for a tragedy/play, Penthesilea (tragedy in 24 scenes), by director Carlo Quartucci, 1986, Playwright: Heinrich von Kleist. First performance at Teatro Olimpico, Rome, Italy, on November 8, 1986

This four and a half hour audio work heavily expands on the foundation laid out for Rosenfest in 1984 as featured on the HC4 2LP release. This lavish 5CD set presents the full backing tape prepared for the performances at Teatro Olímpico, Rome in 1986 as directed by Carlo Quartucci (the live recordings of the performances remain elusive to this day).

The most ambitious project Henning undertook, the Penthesilea project is also one of the most successful as it explores the numerous experiments and techniques he had developed throughout his creative life culminating in this ambitious and significant work. Unheard until now and required listening now.

The full narrative of Kleists text unfolds as an audio excursion for the mind to wander. An audiobook presented as sound. The field recordings featured in Rosenfest recordings are featured alongside a wealth of new sonic environments. Horses trot, a boxing match is treated with electronics creating an otherworldly atmosphere. In the piece 'XIII XIV' we encounter moments of Henning's early classical works only to subside in a valley of gentle machines clacking amongst a whispering ghost melody. the wind gets fiercer, the narrative intensifies…

Featuring exceptional performances from Werner Durand (pan-ney, Persian ney and baritone horn with sax mouthpiece), Jan Tilman Schade (violonello and tuba) along with Carla Tatò's almost develish voice and Ernst Kretzer's uncanny soundwork this is a heady unusual cocktail of sound.

OP. 176 PENTHESILEA is presented as a deluxe 5CD box set with 32 page full color booklet featuring writings by Villy Sørensen, Mark Harwood, Werner Durand and Henning Christiansen. , scores and performance photos.

All material copyright The Henning Christiansen Archive with the exception of the watercolor paintings in HC5 copyright Edition Block.

-----

A previously unreleased project of Henning Christiansen, monumental in scope, traversing years, countries and now, formats. The Henning Christiansen Archive is proud to finally present one of the crown jewels of the archive, the masterpiece'Penthesilea' as a 2LP and 5CD set ..

Pentheseila is one of the most ambitious works in the entire Henning Christiansen oeuvre. A large-scale work from the mid eighties based on the play of the same name by Heinrich von Kleist (1808). Both Henning and his widow, Ursula Reuter Christiansen, were enthusiastic about Kleist's text, both making works around the themes within this portent text.

Henning Christiansen first developed a work around this text for the Rosenfest festival performed in Berlin in 1984. Rosenfest was curated by René Block and featured a variety of composers presenting works in response to Kleist's work including Robert Ashley, "Blue" Gene Tyranny etc. Henning formulated a composition utilising tape, field recordings, voice, soprano, and violoncello alongside the home made instruments of Werner Durand.

The live presentation was then expanded upon and first performed two years later at Teatro Olímpico, Rome on the 8th November 1986 as directed by Carlo Quartucci. The two releases presented here include a 2 x vinyl LP of the Rosenfest recordings in 1984 and a 5CD set sharing the four and a half hour backing track prepared for the Teatro Olímpico performance in Rome in 1986. Together these two releases make up a substantial overview of one of the most significant works in the entire Christiansen canon. "
 

Artist: Henning Christiansen

Label : Henning Christiansen Archive