Vanessa Wagner

“Inland (cd)”

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Territories : World excl. GER - FRA - BEN - UK Tracklist LP: 1_ Für Fritz (Chaconne in A minor) - Moondog (1:43) - FR T09 19 000 20 2_ Louella - Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch (1:40) - FR T09 19 000 21 3_ Ornament 2 - Bryce Dessner (1:52) - FR T09 19 000 22 4_ Ornament 3 - Bryce Dessner (6:32) - FR T09 19 000 23 5_ Etude n°9 - Philip Glass (2:21) - FR T09 19 000 24 6_ Quiet Rhythms: Prologue and Action n°9 - William Susman (4:47) - FR T09 19 000 25 7_ Railroad (Travel Song) - Meredith Monk (2:15) - FR T09 19 000 27 8_ The Heart Asks Pleasure First - Michael Nyman (3:54) - FR T09 19 000 26 9_ Das Buch der Klänge, part 2 - Hans Otte (7:25) - FR T09 19 000 28 10_ A Hudson Cycle - Nico Muhly (3:03) - FR T09 19 000 29 11_ Ramble On Cortona - Gavin Bryars (8:28) - FR T09 19 000 30 12_ Elf Dance - Moondog (1:36) - FR T09 19 000 31 13_ Struggle for Pleasure - Wim Mertens (6:18) - FR T09 19 000 32 14_ Balta ainava - Peteris Vasks (9:10) - FR T09 19 000 33 Short Info: The title of this new album by Vanessa Wagner refers to John Cage’s Imaginary Landscape (1939), one of the first works to use electronic devices. After all, when Cage wrote his manifesto The Future of Music in the late 1930s, he already knew that the merging of written and electronic music would bear exquisite fruits. The album is the lone protuberance from 2016 album Statea, on which Wagner, alongside producer Murcof (she on the piano, him manning the machines), reinterpreted pieces from the fathers of minimalism: Arvo Pärt, Philip Glass, Morton Feldman, Erik Satie, or John Cage. The same secret conversation between the artist, the piano, and contemporary music is now continuing on Inland. Making more with less, the album turns long harmonies into multicolored prisms, miniature detailed embroidery, sighs and breaths, syncopated or restrained chants. In this brave new world, sounds exist for themselves, and silence comes to life. While the repertoire remains in the minimalistic v

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