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Denotation Babel

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Denotation Babel / by Hermann Kretzschmer, Cathy Milliken and Dietmar Wiesner. Prophecy of the village Kremna / by Arsenije Jovanovic.

  • 1 CD (76 min.)
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  Work Composer PerformersDuration
Denotation Babel Hermann Kretzschmar
Denotation Babel Cathy Milliken
Denotation Babel Dietmar Wiesner

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Duration: 76 min.

This product forms part of the following series: Listening Room.

Non-commercial recording. For study purposes only.

Summary: 'Denotation Babel': Radiophonic work. German writer Herman Krauser re-wrote the history of the Tower of Babel in an epic poem, here reconceived and set to music by composers Hermann Kretzschmer, Cathy Milliken and Dieter Wiesner from the Ensemble Modern from Frankfurt. In their local pub, three ancients, claiming to be veterans of the Tower of Babel and former members of the ruling clique, describe the origin, growth and demolition of the Tower. Readers: Ron Haddrick, Peter Gwynne, Brian Harrison and Anna Volska. Musicians: Dietmar Wiesner (flute and voice), Cathy Milliken (oboe and voice), Hermann Kretzschmer (piano, synthesizer and voice), Michael Gross (trumpet), Klaus Obermaier (guitars and sampling), Tomas Fichter (electric and double bass), Rainer Roemer (percussion), Boris Langer (DJ). Winner of the Prix Italia, music, 1999.

Summary: 'Prophecy of the village Kremna': A radiophonic composition embedded with language fragments, the prophetic vision of an illiterate 19th century Serbian peasant Mitar Tarabic. Used in the score of the film 'The Thin Red Line' by Terence Malik. Produced for New American Radio and Audio Box, RAI in Italy.

Broadcast on The Listening Room on ABC Classic FM, 25 November 2002.


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