René Mogensen music : Walls of Nicosia for arpeggione and computer Salamis Dances for solo arpeggione Sonata Neo Schubert for arpeggione, fortepiano and computer Recorded by Nicolas Deletaille (arpeggione La Brique), Alain Roudier (fortepiano Conrad Graf 1828) and René Mogensen (computer)
DVD : René MOGENSEN - All Numbers Langage for cello and live electronics and video
Recorded by Nicolas Deletaille and René Mogensen Mogensen's music, while combining traditional instruments with electroacoustics and interactive computer technology, reaches a very immediate artistic expression, that the general concert-going audience finds quite accessible. The projected video is based on images by the artist Johan Lievens, that are processed in real-time, depending on analysis of the cello sound. The performance reaches for a poetic synthesis of all elements involved, centered on the expressiveness of the cellist's interpretation of the score.
The work was premiered by Nicolas Deletaille in September 2006, in Gent, Belgium, with René Mogensen assisting. The present DVD released features this live premiere. All Numbers Language is a multimedia-work where the interplay between visual impressions, symbolic images, music, sound and human performance is very strong. The score builds on the shoulders of the literature for solo cello, especially the suites by J.S. Bach, and Benjamin Britten.
This CD features the Mendelssohn Ensemble in Live performances, taken from a concert given in the wonderful Concert Hall of the Royal Conservatory of Brussels on July 29, 2004 as part of the .Festival des Midis-Minimes. where they played the Souvenir de Florence by Tchaikovsky.
The 3 Croquis by Lysight and the Piano Quintet nr 1 opus 5 by Dvorak were recorded during a concert given on July 30, 2004 at the more intimate Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel of Belgium.
These recordings reproduce with considerable fidelity the atmosphere and energy of live performances, recreating throughout this CD the feeling of a live concert.