The Emperor of Ice​-​Cream · Die Parallelaktion

by Owen Kilfeather

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"A truly monumental and eccentrically beyond-genre work / Prawdziwie monumentalne i ekscentrycznie ponadgatunkowe dzieło"

- Andrzej Nowak, Trybuna Muzyki Spontanicznej

"The artists herein are highly notable for their experience and versatility in the field of free improvisation; some from contemporary music, others from free jazz and avant-rock. The multi-generational blend of the most active avant-garde Barcelonian musicians on this recording is a grand vision of the new-music trajectories currently growing in our city. / Els artistes d’aquest enregistrament són també molt notables per la seva experiència i versatilitat en el camp de la improvisació lliure, alguns procedents de la música contemporània, altres del free jazz i el rock d'avantguarda. La barreja de diferents generacions dels músics d'avantguarda més actius de Barcelona en ​​aquest enregistrament és una visió interessant d'algunes de les direccions de la nova música underground local que està prenent força en aquest moment a la nostra ciutat."

- Ràdio Sant Vincenç

Almudena Vega: flute
Agustí Martínez: clarinet
El Pricto: clarinet
Luiz Rocha: bass clarinet
Paula Piñero: percussion
Ilona Schneider: soprano
Jordina Millá: piano
Diego Caicedo: electric guitar
Sarah Claman: violin
Francesc Llompart: violin
Pau Sola: cello
Àlex Reviriego: contrabass

Composed and conducted by Owen Kilfeather.

The Emperor of Ice-Cream is set to the poem of the same name by Wallace Stevens.
Die Parallelaktion is set to excerpts of dialogue from The Man Without Qualities by Robert Musil.
Recorded by Lopinski on 2 June 2016 at ESMUC, Barcelona.

The cover image is a detail of Bruegel's The Triumph of Death (1562-1563).

Dedicated to Sam Lipsyte.


released November 7, 2016


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Owen Kilfeather Sligo, Ireland

Composer, conductor, interpreter and curator. Miss Foreign Affairs, Ensemble PMV, Gulpt, Etermortífera; and previously: Filthy Habits Ensemble, Ivyfuuur the Polimonstre (FVJVR), Sin Anestesia, Near Death Ensemble, Tom Agad, Discordian Community Ensemble, inter alia/alios. ... more

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