Ftarri / Meenna



Online CD ショップ

  1. Octet (24:56)
  2. Trio for Flute, Clarinet, and Bass Clarinet (4:27)
  3. Solo for Contrabass 2 (5:30)
  4. Solo for Violoncello 1 (7:01)
  5. Solo for Viola 1 (3:03)
  6. Solo for Viola 2 (3:10)
  7. Solo for the E String of Guitar 2 (3:07)

    mp3 excerpt: track 1
    mp3 excerpt: track 3
    mp3 excerpt: track 5
    mp3 excerpt: track 7


Rebecca Lane:フルート
Sam Dunscombe:バス・クラリネット
Johnny Chang:ヴァイオリン (1)、ヴィオラ (5, 6)
Cat Lamb:ヴィオラ (1)
Lucy Railton:チェロ
Jon Heilbron:コントラバス
Fredrik Rasten:ギター

ライナーノート [英文のみ] (文:杉本拓)

For the past three years I have been fascinated with composing pieces that can each be played simultaneously with the other ones. I started composing this type of music when I was down with influenza at the beginning of 2018. I recovered within a couple of days, but one night I found that a melody was repeating in my brain. I tried to memorize the melody and wrote it down the next morning. It became "Solo for Violoncello 1," the first piece in the Solo for Strings series. While this Solo for Strings series focuses on bowed stringed instruments played only with natural harmonics, the pieces in the Nexus series were composed not only for bowed strings but also for guitar and voice, and there are no tones played with harmonics.

The pieces of these series have some common features: Though the pitches of tones are fixed, the lengths of tones are written only relatively-longer or shorter than one another. The number of repetition times is not specified, so the performers can decide the length of both the tones and the performance depending on the situation.

When I was asked by Michiko Ogawa and Sam Dunscombe to write a composition for their ensemble, I conceived the idea that it would work well to make use of the pieces in the Solo for Strings series, because at that time the specification of the strings parts, i.e., who was to play which instrument, was not fixed. I was pretty sure the Solo for Strings series would fit well in that situation. Then "Trio for Flute, Clarinet, and Bass Clarinet" was written for the wind players, Michiko (clarinet), Sam (bass clarinet), and Rebecca Lane (flute), and "Solo for the E String of Guitar 2," the latest piece of the Solo for Strings series, was written for Fredrik Rasten (guitar). This CD presents "Trio for Flute, Clarinet, and Bass Clarinet" and five solo pieces from the Solo for Strings series, as well as "Octet," which is the all-at-once version consisting of these single pieces.

東京在住の作曲家 / ギター奏者、杉本拓が2018〜2019年に作曲した作品を、ベルリン在住のミュージシャンが演奏したアルバム。杉本はここ数年、ソロのためのスコアでありながら、数名の演奏者がそれらのソロ用のスコアを持ち寄って合奏もできる、そのような一連の曲づくりに挑んできた。例えば、ギター・ソロのためのスコアとチェロ・ソロのためのスコアを作り、ギター奏者とチェロ奏者がそれぞれのスコアを使ってデュオでも演奏できる。杉本がこのタイプの曲で初めて作った作品が、本CDにも収録されている「Solo for Violoncello 1」。杉本が「Solo for Strings」と名付けた、弓弾きする弦楽器をナチュラル・ハーモニクスのみで演奏する作曲シリーズの第一作でもある。このシリーズの曲は、音や演奏の長さを演奏者次第で変更できる。

ベルリン在住のふたりのクラリネット奏者、小川道子と Sam Dunscombe からアンサンブル用の作曲を依頼された時、杉本は「Solo for Strings」シリーズの曲の応用を思いつく。小川 (クラリネット)、Dunscombe (バス・クラリネット)、Rebecca Lane (フルート) の3人の管楽器のための1曲と、あとは「Solo for Strings」のコントラバス、チェロ、ヴィオラ、ギターの各ソロによる5曲 (ヴィオラのみ2曲) を用意。これらはベルリンで演奏・録音され、さらにこの6曲のスコアを使って8人の演奏者が合奏した25分の「Octet」も録音された。本アルバムにはこれら全7曲を収録。

演奏者は小川道子、Sam Dunscombe、Rebecca Lane のほかに、Johnny Chang (ヴィオラ)、Catherine Lamb (ヴィオラ)、Lucy Railton (チェロ)、Jon Heilbron (コントラバス)、Fredrik Rasten (ギター)。

Last updated: December 2, 2021

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