Wednesday, 8 March 2017
Kaija Saariaho - Du Cristal...À la Fumée, Nymphéa (1993)
The supporting work on this 1993 release is Nymphéa (1987), performed by the legendary Kronos Quartet. The scratchy, scraping aural landscape is further transformed by electronic manipulation and by the musicians whispering words from Tarkovsky's poem 'Now Summer Is Gone'. A gorgeous, fascinating release all round, and an ideal entry-point into Saariaho's sound world at this period in her career.
Du Cristal...À la Fumée / Nymphéa