SAUN­DERS: BLAAUW; BLUE AND GRAY; DUO; VER­MIL­ION; STIR­RINGS STILL

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The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - Musicreviews - MICHAEL DER­VAN

Wergo WER 6694-2 Lon­don-born, Ber­lin-based Re­becca Saun­ders, who turned 40 last year, is a com­poser en­rap­tured by sound in the mo­ment and man­ner of its cre­ation. She’s like a poet ob­sessed not just with the res­o­nances of vow­els or the tex­tures of frica­tives, but also with the strange in-be­tweens, where the strange­ness of the sound blurs all pos­si­bil­ity of con­ven­tional mean­ing. Saun­ders’s works are tra­jec­to­ries of ex­plo­ration, open­ing on this CD with Blaauw for dou­ble-bell trum­pet (played into the res­onat­ing cham­ber of an open grand pi­ano with the sus­tain­ing pedal down) and Blue and Gray for two dou­ble basses, ex­tend­ing grad­u­ally to the even stranger, al­most un­earthly five-in­stru­ment world of Stir­rings still. Stir­ring stuff in­deed. www.tinyurl.com/6mchwb

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