Cut Low From Above

music composition for flutes (bass, alto, piccolo), piano, bass clarinet and electronics
Duration of the original composition (theatre version): 100 min
Duration of the album version: 50min
2013

Anna-Katharina Graf - flutes
Simone Keller - piano
Martin Truninger - bass clarinet
Marcel Zaes - composition, electronics
Anna Schölß - album artwork
Andrej Marffy - cover design
Nelly Rodriguez - photography
Cyrill Lim - album mixdown
Benoît Piccand - album mastering

Album released by Tonus Music Records, Oct 2014

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Video by Lia Sáile: concert at Orbital Garden Bern/CH, 2014

Atmospheric “New Music” meets beats

In 2013 the director Adrian Furrer, in cooperation with the actress Eva Lenherr, transformed the novel ‘Die Wand’ (The Wall) by Marlene Haushofer into a theatrical production at the Theater am Gleis in Winterthur. Marcel Zaes was invited to compose original music for this production, which was to be interpreted live on stage by the top-class Ensemble TAG (Ensemble Theater am Gleis). Thus the chamber-musical work “CUT LOW FROM ABOVE” for bass/alto/piccolo flute, piano, bass clarinet and electronics came into being. The theatre music was closely interwoven with the 90-minute monologue, which is ‘Die Wand’, and produced a nearly gapless sound atmosphere. Its means are monotony, repetition, variation, silence and nearly nothingness, implemented by the richness of sound of the Ensemble TAG Winterthur. For the concert as well as the CD, the theatre music was rewritten into a 50-minute concert version.

Album

'Cut Low From Above', released by Tonus Music Records, Oct 2014
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CD release concert

with Anna-Katharina Graf (fl), Simone Keller (pn) and Ernesto Molinari (bcl)
19 Oct 2014 - Orbital Garden - Bern CH

Theatre presentations

with live musicians on stage
Anna-Katharina Graf (fl), Simone Keller (pn), Martin Truninger (bcl), Marcel Zaes (electronics)
3 Mar 2013 - Theater am Gleis Winterthur CH

2 Mar 2013 - Theater am Gleis Winterthur CH

1 Mar 2013 - Theater am Gleis Winterthur CH

28 Feb 2013 - Theater am Gleis Winterthur CH

27 Feb 2013 - Theater am Gleis Winterthur CH

photos: Nelly Rodriguez