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Juraj Kojs // Imagine CD

Juraj Kojs // Imagine CD

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Text by Neuma Records:

"Juraj Kojš's musical imagination is as wide ranging as his life journey, from his native Slovakia through Denmark, Virginia, and Miami, where he now lives, makes music and art, and teaches. In Imagine – this album of three far-reaching, exploratory ensemble works – traditional, contemporary and experimental ideas converge in a musical amalgam.

Featuring an eclectic array of performers including Eric Umble (clarinet), Adam Marks (piano), [Switch ~ Ensemble], Splinter Reeds, and Kojš himself (electronics and spoken word), and with its easy lines interweaving through complex structures, the music traverses a range of Postmodern and Postclassical expressions. Recounting imaginary stories based on reality, reinterpreting field recordings and enabling open platforms for performers to become creators, the composer's transformational processes are reminiscent of Magical Realism, in which writers knit their narratives with reality-derived – yet often fantastic – characters, situations, and places.

As Kojš puts it, “I wrote this music out of pure love for life, nature, people, and music itself. From the Hawaiian soundscape instrumentale to original poetry scores and Peter-and-the-Wolf-like storytelling, the music demanded visiting some Far outposts of expression. Each piece exhibits its own multiple time structures, expanding spheres of pitch, and timbral ecosystems. Some music was scored with utmost precision and some invited extensive decision-making from the performers. Thus, my collaborators were essential in creating this labyrinth of connected threads and pulses; a true living sonic organism: unique, sacred and real. ”

Imagine is dedicated to pianist Adam Marks, a long-time friend, collaborator and musician per excellence who passed over suddenly in May 2021. "

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Face Forward. Hawaii “reflects the subtle nuances present in the fantastical ecology of Hawaii.”– Adam Marks, pianist

"The ecological inspiration for the work [Face Forward. Hawaii] and its sonic results provide both performer and audience the opportunity to reflect on the human experience juxtaposed and intertwined with our natural world. ” – Eric Umble, clarinetist

"The performance [of under the blanket of your lullabies] was one of those special moments that lingers in one's memory long after the last note. ” – Zach Sheets, flutist, [Switch ~ Ensemble]

"… His whimsical Where You Are takes the listener through a programmatic tale that is neither fact nor fiction. ” – Dana Jessen, bassoonist, Splinter Reeds. 

Artist: Juraj Kojs

Label: Label: Neuma Records

 

Labels and other worksplease use this form. ///Click here to see more Neuma Records releases available at Tobira. 

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Text by Neuma Records:

"Juraj Kojš's musical imagination is as wide ranging as his life journey, from his native Slovakia through Denmark, Virginia, and Miami, where he now lives, makes music and art, and teaches. In Imagine – this album of three far-reaching, exploratory ensemble works – traditional, contemporary and experimental ideas converge in a musical amalgam.

Featuring an eclectic array of performers including Eric Umble (clarinet), Adam Marks (piano), [Switch ~ Ensemble], Splinter Reeds, and Kojš himself (electronics and spoken word), and with its easy lines interweaving through complex structures, the music traverses a range of Postmodern and Postclassical expressions. Recounting imaginary stories based on reality, reinterpreting field recordings and enabling open platforms for performers to become creators, the composer's transformational processes are reminiscent of Magical Realism, in which writers knit their narratives with reality-derived – yet often fantastic – characters, situations, and places.

As Kojš puts it, “I wrote this music out of pure love for life, nature, people, and music itself. From the Hawaiian soundscape instrumentale to original poetry scores and Peter-and-the-Wolf-like storytelling, the music demanded visiting some Far outposts of expression. Each piece exhibits its own multiple time structures, expanding spheres of pitch, and timbral ecosystems. Some music was scored with utmost precision and some invited extensive decision-making from the performers. Thus, my collaborators were essential in creating this labyrinth of connected threads and pulses; a true living sonic organism: unique, sacred and real. ”

Imagine is dedicated to pianist Adam Marks, a long-time friend, collaborator and musician per excellence who passed over suddenly in May 2021. "

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Face Forward. Hawaii “reflects the subtle nuances present in the fantastical ecology of Hawaii.”– Adam Marks, pianist

"The ecological inspiration for the work [Face Forward. Hawaii] and its sonic results provide both performer and audience the opportunity to reflect on the human experience juxtaposed and intertwined with our natural world. ” – Eric Umble, clarinetist

"The performance [of under the blanket of your lullabies] was one of those special moments that lingers in one's memory long after the last note. ” – Zach Sheets, flutist, [Switch ~ Ensemble]

"… His whimsical Where You Are takes the listener through a programmatic tale that is neither fact nor fiction. ” – Dana Jessen, bassoonist, Splinter Reeds. 

Artist: Juraj Kojs

Label: Label: Neuma Records