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The Italian ensemble Piccolla Academia degli Specchi performs the music of Dutch composer Douwe Eisenga. Five brand new pieces and one reworking form a great collection of music that combines repetitive grooves and lyrical lines.
Piccola Accademia degli Specchi:
Giovanni Rosati, musical leader, piano
Assunta Cavallari, piano
Alessandra Amorino, flute
Claudia Di Pietro, sax
Giuliano Cavaliere, violin
Kyung Mi Lee, cello
Matteo Sommacal, artistic director
Watch a clip by Omroep Zeeland about the recording sessions for House of Mirrors
Watch a clip by the PZC about the cd-release
Douwe Eisenga about this new cd:
In 2008 I met Matteo Sommacal on the social networking site MySpace. Discovering that our music shared some musical DNA, he quickly replied to my add: “Thanks for the add. Fantastic music. Actually, it seems that's true we share a close musical taste. Have you ever written anything for an ensemble? It would be a great pleasure to play your music in Italy”.
That was some kind of starting point. For a few years nothing happened until the summer of 2010 when Matteo mailed me: “We were wondering if there is a piece of yours that fits our line-up. We would be honoured and glad to have a piece of yours in our repertoire”.
|We decided to do a reworking of Cloud Atlas and Daily Music. While working on those two pieces I quickly discovered that this particular combination of instruments fitted very well with my music. After a few more mails and Skype sessions we agreed to extend our collaboration….
In July 2011 I went to Rome to attend rehearsals for this CD. It was a wonderful experience. PADS are a beautiful bunch of people. Each one of them is a highly gifted musician, fully devoted to my music. Working with PADS is a gift.”
KLASSIEKE ZAKEN The chemistry works, the pieces of Eisenga on this cd are strong. Catching pieces that can be listened to as extended songs - such as the melancholic Passacaglia or the jumpy, exciting Kick – that, even after repeated listening, remain firmly intact. Paul Jansen
read the full review (Dutch)Klassieke Zaken - The chemistry works
OPUS KLASSIEK The music of Eisenga lies in between the repetition-techniques and use of intervals of Michael Nyman and Philip Glass, interlarded with elements of popmusic. The pieces have been written stylistically with a lot of imagination and are, as a result, both interesting and inviting. Aart van der Wal
read the full review (Dutch)Opus Klassiek - interesting and inviting
LUISTER I’ve listened with pleasure to Eisenga’s eclectic recital with influences from minimalism to medieval music. Rene Seghers
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PLATOMANIA Strong compositions, perfectly performed, which make you long for more. Wil Zenhorst
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