Review of Compressions & Rarefactions [12k1083]

Groove (DE)

(Translated from German)

What should be new about neoclassicalism that is often very old. There is no harm in keeping one like John Cage, whose compositions were, above all, innovative in questioning all the traditional traditions – not least those of the avant-garde and the modern age – in a playful way. In this sense makes Kenneth Kirschner on Compressions & Rarefactions (12k) gentle Neoavantgarde whose principles are based on Cage and his student Morton Feldman. His extremely long pieces are experimental arrangements in contingency. Fragments of piano and electroacoustic drones seem to play past each other, but they always have a sense of sound space – even if it is only as an ambient mabel music.

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