Here the third and final chapter of “Schwingende Luftsäulen”
the series dedicated by Werner Durand to the Pan-Ney, the
wind instrument of his own invention. In confront with the
first two volumes this one represent a sort of flashback. In
fact the five pieces on the CD present “early” works, mainly
created in the first half of the 90s.
“Still Another Ocean” was composed in June /July1991 in Ile
de la Réunion, in the wonderful house of Frédéric Borne.
“M-Ocean” was composed in the summer of 1994 in the
summer house of Marika Falk in Bavaria.
“Pearldivers” was also created in the same time and place,
together with Marika Falk on talking drum. This is a re-mixed,
unedited version of the piece, originally released on the CD
“The Krems Five” is based on the piece “Dream Hunters” from
1990, and was created during a residency in Krems, Austria in
September/October 2011. A
“Another Still Ocean” is an extension of “Still Another
Ocean”. Created in the mid-nineties, it is the only one of my
Pan-Ney pieces in which I use a pre-recorded loop, which is
also sent through delays of 7 1/2 beats.
From the liner notes by Matthias Osterwold: "The outstanding
feature of (Werner Durand's) music is its paradoxical
ambivalence: it is immediately accessible and yet not easily
comprehensible. Its position between improvisation and
composition, between intuition and construction, between
stasis and movement literally hovers in the air. Its peculiar
charm is obtained from a delicate balance between the
archaic and the modern, between ritual trance and industrial
or ambient music, between acoustic performance and digital-
electronic processing in real time."
ANTS already released the first two volumes of “Schwingende
Luftsäulen”. You can get them here and here.
1) Still Another Ocean 6:35
2) M-Ocean 15:24
3) Pearldivers 11:10
4) The Krems Five 10:47
5) Another Still Ocean 17:10