As an opening for the US North-West tour 2015, Bernhard performed together with Hudson Valley-based musician, composer, author and professor David Rothenberg at Quinn's in Beacon, NY on Thursday, October 8th
ECM recording artist David Rothenberg has performed and recorded on clarinet with Pauline Oliveros, Peter Gabriel, Ray Phiri, Jan Bang, Scanner, Glen Velez, Elliot Sharp, Kimmo Pohjonen and the Karnataka College of Percussion. He has sixteen CDs out under his own name, including "On the Cliffs of the Heart," named one of the top ten releases of 1995 by Jazziz magazine and “One Dark Night I Left My Silent House,” a duet album with pianist Marilyn Crispell, called “une petite miracle” by Le Monde and named by The Village Voice one of the ten best CDs of 2010. Rothenberg is the author of Why Birds Sing, book and CD, published in seven languages and the subject of a BBC television documentary. He is also the author of numerous other books on music, art, and nature, including Thousand Mile Song, about making music with whales, and Survival of the Beautiful, about aesthetics in evolution. His book and CD Bug Music, featuring the sounds of the entomological world, has been featured on PBS News Hour and in the New Yorker. His latest recordings are Cicada Dream Band, Berlin Bülbül, and and two albums with Bernhard Wöstheinrich; 'Adaptations' and 'Cool Spring'.
The album is dedicated to Leonard Nimoy, who read Rothenberg’s book on whale songs and wrote him a letter about it.
This release does not contain any whale sounds whatsoever, though.
released September 1, 2016
David Rothenberg: clarinet, bass clarinet, contralto clarinet, soprano saxophone and iPad
Bernhard Wöstheinrich: Keyboards, analogue, digital and virtual synthesizers, Live-Sequencing
Editing and mastering: Markus Reuter
Cover drawing: Christine Kriegerowski
Special thanks to George “G$” Bley and John Councill
Bernhard Wöstheinrich elicits meaning from abstraction in electronic music and painting. He has studied graphic design and
has created an eclectic body of work in both graphics and music. Bernhard speaks in his own musical voice; the musical arc of his work often moves from the curiously beautiful to the beautifully curious....more
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I absolutely *love* the scintillating tones Markus Reuter produces here throughout. The entire work is sublime, but the atmospheres of Part 1 in particular appeal to my "inner planetarium." The immense celestial tone ocean that keeps washing in and out calls forth so many moods and feelings all at once: joy, wonder, longing, melancholy, nostalgia, hope, inspiration, gratitude... Doubtless this will continue to be well received by my spirit for as long as I am here to receive. Allen Ray