KR 027LP KR 027LP

180-gram LP version in gatefold sleeve. Includes download code. Edition of 300. Reinhold Friedl and his zeitkratzer ensemble perform Friedl's Kore, an homage to Greek-French composer Iannis Xenakis. A natural advancement of Friedl's composition Xenakis [A]Live!, released in 2007 by Asphodel, Kore was conceived for nine amplified instruments, demonstrating zeitkratzer's well-established tradition of instrumental amplification (e.g. its early collaborations with Zbigniew Karkowski and Merzbow and its 2010s collaborations with William Bennett of Whitehouse (including ZKR 017CD/KR 019LP, 2014)) in which amplification not only makes things louder but also offers a microscopic perspective on sound that situates acoustic microsounds in a completely new context. References to seminal Xenakis tape compositions like Persepolis and La Légende d'Eer are audible in the materials, textures, densities, and sound masses performed by zeitkratzer, with a physical quality that creates a huge sonic architecture. Recorded live in January 2013 during the klub katarakt festival in Hamburg, Kore adds a stunning chapter to zeitkratzer's audacious catalog and a new sort of intensity to contemporary chamber music. This zeitkratzer lineup includes Frank Gratkowski, winner of the German SWR Jazz Prize; Norwegian French horn player Hild Sofie Tafjord, also known for her noise duo with Maja Ratkje; British trombonist Hilary Jeffery, who has toured with Jimi Tenor among others; Marc Weiser, cofounder of Berlin's CTM Festival; and bassist Martin Heinze, from the Berlin Philharmonic orchestra. Rashad Becker was responsible for sound and recording. zeitkratzer, directed by Reinhold Friedl: Frank Gratkowski, clarinet; Hild Sofie Tafjord, French horn; Hilary Jeffery, trombone; Reinhold Friedl, piano; Marc Weiser, guitar; Maurice de Martin, drums and percussion; Burkhard Schlothauer, violin; Anton Lukoszevieze, violoncello; Martin Heinze, doublebass. Mixed and mastered by Ralf Meinz.