Author Topic: Georg Friedrich Haas (1953 – )  (Read 5663 times)

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Re: Georg Friedrich Haas (1953 – )
« Reply #40 on: December 22, 2017, 11:09:07 AM »
Thanks for posting this - I am listening to it and it is a fascinating work.  I can only imagine what the live experience in the dark must have been like.

I was a little astounded by the ability of the quartet to even play it, given that they cannot rely on any visual cues, e.g., where their fingers are on their fingerboards, how to manage attacks, etc.

And yes, if you like overtone scales...  ;D

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Re: Georg Friedrich Haas (1953 – )
« Reply #41 on: August 06, 2019, 03:10:55 PM »
For anyone who has not heard Haas's HYENA, it is available for a limited time at the link below, with Bas Wiegers conducting Ensemble Musikfabrik.

For vocalist and chamber ensemble, Haas wrote it for his wife, Mollena, about her struggles with alcoholism. I heard her perform it here in 2017 with the Talea Ensemble, and found it riveting.

https://www.deutschlandfunk.de/georg-friedrich-haas-hyena-vertonte-alkoholsucht.1987.de.html?dram:article_id=450343

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