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unheimlich virtuos

unheimlich virtuos
unheimlich virtuos
Bettina Buchmann
Davidsbodenstr. 5
CH-4056 Basel
Schweiz

Tel: +41 (0)61 556 98 20
Mobile: +41 (0)76 563 23 77
Internet: www.martinroosalphorn.ch


The formation of the ensemble 'unheimlich virtuos' is fortuitous, coincident
with renewed interest in vernacular, local musical cultures. The ensemble
brings together two classics of Swiss folk music -- never before been
combined -- accordion and alphorn. The resulting sound experience is
fascinating; at once uncanny, archaic and modern. To encounter the alphorn
in the context of the concert hall is striking. It is simultaneously
stunning in appearance and provocative in its evocation of mythical,
traditional life in the Alps. Boundaries between traditional idioms and
contemporary experience are bridged through the virtuosity of the
performers, masters of their instruments who present an intriguing
repertoire, including modern composers and specially commissioned works.

Members:
Bettina Herzog-Buchmann (accordion)
Martin Roos (alp horn)


Repertory
Ferenc Farkas: Concertino Rustico für Akkordeon und Alphorn
Etienne Isoz: Récitatif et Prière für Akkordeon und Alphorn
Rudolf Lutz: Les Adieux für Akkordeon und Alphorn
Hans-Jürg Meier: sogno nel casotto for alphorn and accordion
Fabian Müller: Fünf imaginäre Chüereihen für Akkordeon und Alphorn
Hans-Jürg Sommer: SMS aus den Alpen für Akkordeon und Alphorn