Wednesday, 5 July 2017
Georg Friedrich Haas - In Vain (2003)
Other than that, the mood is ominous, minimal and dark - quite literally in the performance instructions, which call for complete darkness on two occasions (at 5-10 mins in, and 40-50 mins as seen in this performance). Quite a feat of memory for the musicians working their way through the extra-small gradations in tone, and a treat for the ears, especially in the dark as intended. Almost like the night-time flipside of all the spectral sun-rays of Gerard Grisey's Espaces Acoustiques.