Alba is the premiere recording of trumpeter Markus Stockhausen’s duo with pianist Florian Weber, a formation in existence for some six years now. Though very different in their connections to the language of jazz, both musicians share a deep interest in the process of creative expression: of looking inwards and outwards with intensity at things, for echoes, resonances, insights. Initially, the duo experimented with electronic sounds, also to create the “opening sounds” that have attracted Stockhausen since he first played with Rainer Brüninghaus’s trio in the early 1980s.
Sirius (1975–1980) has been described as "a modern mystery play, clothed as a science fiction story" (Kurtz 1992, 207). While not described by the composer as an opera, it is nevertheless a musical drama, in which four emissaries from a planet orbiting the star Sirius bring a message to earth. "This was to be the big leap into theatre proper… Sirius is the key work that leads to his magnum opus LICHT (LIGHT)" (Ball 1997).
Samstag is an opera for 13 solo performers (1 voice, 10 instrumentalists, and 2 dancers) plus a symphonic band (or symphony orchestra), ballet or mimes, and male choir with organ. It was composed between 1981 and 1983. Saturday is Lucifer's day. It opens with the Samstags Gruss (Saturday's Greeting) for four spatially separated brass ensembles with percussion (Bandur 1999). The opera itself consists of four scenes: Luzifers Traum (Lucifer's Dream), for bass voice and piano; Kathinkas Gesang als Luzifers Requiem (Kathinka's Chant as Lucifer's Requiem), for flute and six perdussionists; Luzifers Tanz (Lucifer's Dance), for symphony band (or orchestra), bass voice, solo piccolo, solo piccolo trumpet, solo dancer, stilt-dancer, and dancer-mimes; and Luzifers Abschied (Lucifer's Farewell), for male choir, seven trombones, and organ.from Wikipedia
Performers: Tristan Fry (Percussion), Harald Bojé (Wood Block), Peter Eötvös (Electric Piano, Bamboo Flute; Synthesizer; Reed Pipe; Zither; Wood Block), Christoph Caskel (Percussion), Markus Stockhausen (trumpet) & Margareta Hurholz (Organ)
Joint composition with Markus Stockhausen commissionary work for the 10th anniversary of the Cologne Philharmonic Hall for trumpet/bugle, soprano sax, violin, cello, flute, drums, Big Band and electronic music. Music for a multimedia show with laserlights, fireworks and illumination performed open air at the rhine gardens in Cologne
here creates his own, convincing language by juxtaposing idioms from jazz, classical and contemporary music and free improvisation, to form fresh new, lively organisms.Symbiosis, the Concerto for Trumpet and Clarinet, is characterised by electrifying rhythms, scintillating harmonies, vibrant strings and the soaring virtuosity of the two soloists. It was written “to create a major work for Tara Bouman and me in which we can play as equally important soloists, and combine our different sound colours and playing techniques.”
Yoga is the ability to direct the mind exclusively toward an object and sustain that direction without any distractions. GAZING POINT is an audio excursion or bridge leading to the other side of conditioned existence. Each title is based on yogic teachings dealing with the process/practice of meditation. Meditation is often thought of as a mean of returning to man's real home-God through methods which take one beyond maya (cosmic illusion) to a state of clarity and peace.