jean-luc fafchamps

Attrition

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SR56 /
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This is the first monography of the composer including Quatuor Pour 2 Pianos, Attrition (Octuor Octet for Strings), Dynamiques for 2 Pianos and Der Einsame (for voice alone). Published in 2003.

Jean-Luc Fafchamps is born in Brussels in 1960, h. He studied economics and music cum laude. He established a reputation as piano virtuoso (from Liszt and Debussy to Cage and Scelsi). In 1989, he founded the Bureau des Pianistes (with Laurence Cornez, Kaat de Windt, Stephane Ginsburg and Jean-Luc Plouvier). Since the beginning of the 90's, he has devoted himself to composing, first for one or more pianos, then for string instruments and voice - using physical systems based on the chaos theory.

As a composer, his first opus is Attrition which includes: Quatuor pour 2 pianos, interpreted by the Bureau des Pianistes - a piece starting from the original chaos which ends with irresistible rhythmical violence. Attrition - string octuor octet performed by the Balanescu Quartet (known for their collaboration with Michael Nyman and for being the opening part of Pet Shop Boys!) and the Quadro Quartet (whose first album was released on Factory Classic). Dynamique pour 2 pianos is a mystically incandescent piece interpreted by Laurence Cornez and Jean-Luc Fafchamps himself. Der Einsame for solo voice, a melancholy piece interpreted by Martine Kivits.

PERFORMED BY

JEAN-LUC FAFCHAMPS
STEPHANE GINSBURGH
JEAN-LUC PLOUVIER
KAAT DE WINDT
LAURENCE CORNEZ

BALANESCU QUARTET
ALEXANDER BALANESCU
CLARE CONNORS
KATE MUSKER
TONY HINNIGAN

QUATUOR QUADRO
GEORG-ALEXANDER VAN DAM
GUDRUN VERKAMPS
JEROEN ROBBRECHT
JEAN-PAUL DESSY

PATRICK DAVIN
MARTINE KIVITS

TRACKLISTING CD - 4 TRACKS

01 Quatuor Pour 2 Pianos 17:10
02 Attrition (Octuor A Cordes) 16:58
03 Dynamiques Pour 2 Pianos 22:55
04 Der Einsame (Pour Voix Seule) 8:56