Solo album featuring Tara Bouman on clarinet and basset horn.
When dutch clarinettist Tara Bouman explores new sound terrain, her joy in experimenting doesn’t meet any borders. Thus her foot functions as a mute in the basset horn, out of which she sets free universes of microtones. Thus she investigates elements of proximity and distance, once in duo with accordion, once in duo with the trumpet, in dialogue with herself or embedded in electronically produced sound layers. “Contemporary.” is the name of her latest CD, on which she probes the multiple possibilities of the clarinet and basset horn within works that demand highest virtuosity, like “SPIEGEL BILDER” by Isabel Mundry, “DIALOGUE DE L’OMBRE DOUBLE” by Pierre Boulez, “KLARINETTE” from “ORCHESTERFINALISTEN” and “MISSION und HIMMELFAHRT” by Karlheinz Stockhausen or “TARA” by Markus Stockhausen.
Tara Bouman proves to be an expressive instrumentalist, who feels herself at home in the widely branched out canon of contemporary music and who appropriated the spontaneous art of free improvisation – as a soloist, in “Moving Sounds” together with Markus Stockhausen or as a member of the blaauw ensemble. She worked with composers such as Isabel Mundry, Karlheinz Stockhausen, György Kurtag and Roderik de Man. With “Contemporary.” she pursues her own pathways – convincing and impressively inspired.
Three times best rating (10/10) in “Klassik heute” (Classic Today)
Clarinet, Basset Horn
Edwin Alexander Buchholz
Spiegel Bilder 11:55
Dialogue de l’ombre double 18:30
Tara energisch, männlich 01:22
weiblich, zart, sehr ruhig 02:20
kindlich, heiter 01:17
Der Bär 01:57
bös! – versöhnlich 03:16
Tara’s Flug 02:20
Tara’s Zugabe 00:33
Mission und Himmelfahrt 18:24
Aktivraum, AR 10102
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