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“In fact, try as we may to make a silence, we cannot.” John Cage noted in 1957. Like the white of a canvas, deafening silence continually surrounds notated and sounded music. And even where music can be heard, it can eloquently conceal things; it can loudly shout out the longing for silence, or it can masterly play with resounding silence. In this edition, four distinctly different pieces reflect four completely different attempts to deal with emotional or audible silence, giving us a glimpse behind the “continuum” that surrounds us. As John Cage stated, “times have changed; music has changed”. It will never stop doing so.

The demanding artwork of the CD series is created with pictures by the painter Gerhard Richter, commenting on the thematic concentration of the programs in an artistic manner. Richter, one of the most important living German artists, has been a member of the board of trustees of the Ensemble Musikfabrik since 2009.

with first recordings

Production: WDR


Georg Friedrich Haas: Ich suchte, aber ich fand ihn nicht for ensemble
Evan Johnson: Die Bewegung der Augen for nine instruments
Jani Christou: Anaparastasis III „The Pianist“ for actor, conductor, ensemble and continuum
Georg Friedrich Haas: … Wie stille brannte das Licht with texts by Georg Trakl, Theodor Storm, August Stramm and Else Lasker-Schüler for soprano and chamber orchestera


Ensemble Musikfabrik / Emilio Pomàrico, Christian Eggen, Rupert Huber, Enno Poppe: conductor / Sarah Wegener: soprano

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Edition Musikfabrik
77 ′34 ′′

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