INGRID LAUBROCK
CONTEMPORARY CHAOS PRACTICES.

TWO WORKS FOR ORCHESTRA WITH SOLOISTS
MARY HALVORSON, KRIS DAVIS, NATE WOOLEY, INGRID LAUBROCK

 



 

CONTEMPORARY CHAOS PRACTICES (23:59)
VOGELFREI (17:48)

Soloists:
MARY HALVORSON
Electric Guitar
KRIS DAVIS
Piano
NATE WOOLEY
Trumpet
INGRID LAUBROCK
Soprano and Tenor Saxophone

Orchester:
Conductor 1: Eric Wubbels
Conductor 2: Taylor Ho Bynum
Bass: Greg Chudzik, Pat Swoboda
Bassoon: Nanci Belmont, Dana Jessen
Cello: Talia Dicker, Maria Hadge, Katinka Kleijn
Clarinet, Bass Clarinet: Joshua Rubin, Katie Schoepflin
Contrabass Clarinet, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet: Bohdan Hilash
Flutes, Piccolo: Michel Gentile
Flute, Piccolo, Bass Flute: Zach Sheets
French Horn: Elizabeth Fleming, John Gattis
Oboe: Christa Robinson
Oboe, English Horn: Katie Scheele
Percussion: Tim Feeney, Clara Warnaar
Trombone: Jacob Garchik, Mike Lormand
Trumpet, Piccolo Trumpet: Gareth Flowers
Tuba: Dan Peck
Viola: Dominic DeStefano, Hannah Levinson, Miranda Sielaff
Violin: Sam Bardfeld, Maya Bennardo, Jean Cook, Erica Dicker, Mark Feldman (Vogelfrei only),
Sarah Goldfeather (Contemporary Chaos Practices only),
Megan Gould, Elena Moon Park, Mazz Swift
Vocalists: Roland Burks, Tomas Cruz, Chris DiMeglio, Walker J Jackson,
Amirtha Kidambi, Kyoko Kitamura, Emilie Lesbros, Kamala Sankaram
Amplified Contrabass Clarinet: Josh Sinton (Vogelfrei only)

 

Compositions and copyright by Ingrid Laubrock (PRS/MCPS). Recorded December 15 and 16, 2017,
by Ron Saint Germain at Power Station at BerkleeNYC. Assisted by Neal Shaw, Gloria Kaba and Josh Taylor. Mixed by Ron Saint Germain at Saint's Place, Kinnelon, NJ. Mastered by Scott Hull at Masterdisk, Peekskill, NY. Cover art and graphic design: Jonas Schoder/Malene Bach. Photos: Helmut Berns. Video stills: Merve Kayan. Liner notes: Steve Smith. Recording produced by Ingrid Laubrock and David Breskin. Intakt Records, Patrik Landolt, Anja Illmaier, Florian Keller, P. O. Box 468, 8024 Zürich, Switzerland
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Ingrid Laubrock hat ihre Fähigkeiten als Komponistin für kleine Ensembles durch exzellente Aufnahmen mit ihrem Quintett Anti-House oder mit ihrem Werk "Serpentines" eindrücklich bewiesen. Mit den Aufnahmen ihrer Kompositionen "Contemporary Chaos Practices" und "Vogelfrei" für Orchester legt die New Yorker
Komponistin zwei wegweisende Orchesterwerke vor, die spontane Elemente in streng notierte Vorlagen integrieren.

Der Musikkritiker Steve Smith schreibt: "Die vorliegende Aufnah-me, im Studio aufgenommen von einem Ensemble von erstrangigen Freelancern unter der Leitung von Eric Wubbels und Taylor Ho Bynum, ist ein eloquenter Beweis dafür, was Laubrock erreicht hat. Ihre beiden Orchesterstücke präsentieren eine beachtenswerte Komponistin, die etwas zu sagen hat und genau weiss, wie man es sagt: 'Vogelfrei' mit seinen bunten Texturen, animierten Rhythmen, schnappenden Vocals und seinem unaufhaltsamen Schwung und 'Contemporary Chaos Practices', wo vier sofort wiedererkennbare SolistInnen (Mary Halvorson, Davis, Wooley und Laubrock selbst) ihre Individualität bewahren, während sie eine brillant dargestellte Klanglandschaft aushandeln."

 


Ingrid Laubrock's credentials as an ambitious, skillful composer of intricate yet visceral works for small ensembles is well established – not least on the evidence of her excellent, much-admired Intakt recordings. Whether writing for conventionally constituted assemblages like her quintet Anti-House, or for a more unusual complement, like the mix of tuba, koto, electronics, and more that she convened two years ago for Serpentines, Laubrock has demonstrated a formidable capacity for writing music of intricacy, integrity, and broad appeal.

The critic Steve Smith writes in the liner notes: "The present recording, recorded in a studio by an ensemble of first-call freelancers led by two ideally sympathetic conductors, Eric Wubbels and Taylor Ho Bynum, provides eloquent evidence of what Laubrock has achieved. Both of her orchestral pieces – Vogelfrei, with its variegated textures, animated rhythms, swooping vocals, and inexorable momentum; and Contemporary Chaos Practices, where four instantly distinguishable soloists (Mary Halvorson, Davis, Wooley, and Laubrock
herself) retain their individuality while negotiating a brilliantly rendered aural landscape – serve notice of an estimable composer who has something to say, and knows exactly how to say it."

 

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