BLACK PENCIL: Buffoni (2014)

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BLACK PENCIL's CD album BUFFONI, released by Visisonor Records. Featuring works by Roderik de Man, Guus Janssen, Nico Huijbregts, Chiel Meijering, Georg Philipp Telemann, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi and Unico-Wilhelm van Wassenaer a.o.

The programme Buffoni draws its inspiration from  characteristics of the Commedia dell’arte and the versatility of the buffoni, a group of professional artists of the 16th century performing with an emphasis on visual humour, either as soloists or as part of a bigger ensemble in a dizzying variety of setups.

A grotesque aesthetic, constant dialogue, improvisation, hierarchy, the outlining of characters (from the farcical Scaramouche to the thoughtful Columbine), accessibility and emotion were charasteristics used as a guideline for the new compositions.

The virtuosic ensemble BLACK PENCIL was founded in 2010.  The ensemble’s debut concert took place in the same year at the prestigious Amsterdam Concertgebouw, followed by the world premieres of several new works at the large-scale festival Istanbul: European Capital of Culture 2010. 

The instrumental core of the ensemble consists of blockflute (Jorge Isaac), panflute (Matthijs Koene), viola (Esra Pehlivanli), accordion (Marko Kassl) and percussion (Enric Monfort). The mission of the ensemble is the presentation of exciting new music and sparkling improvisations, communicated through a unique instrumental setup.

Total length: 71:33

Booklet: 24 pages, full colour (English and German)

More info about Black Pencil: www.BlackPencil.org

 

TRACK LIST:

1- Roderik de Man (1941): Buffoni! (2013). Theatrical music for Black Pencil

2- Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710 – 1736): Serenata di Polidoro (1735). Arrangement by Roderik de Man (2014). For blockflute, panflute, viola, accordion and percussion

3- Unico-Wilhelm van Wassenaer (1692 – 1766): Allegro moderato staccato from Concerto No. 2 in B flat major (Concerti Armonici, 1740). Arrangement for blockflute, panflute and viola

4- Nico Huijbregts (1961): Farfanesque (2011). For blockflute, panflute, viola, accordion and percussion

5- Domenico Gallo (1730-1768): Moderato from Sonata nr. 1 in G (first publication 1780). Arrangement for blockflute and accordion  

6- Chiel Meijering (1954): Danzai (2011). For blockflute, panflute, viola, accordion, percussion

7- Giovanni Giacomo Gastoldi (ca. 1554 – 1609): Balletti a cinque voci  (1591). For 5 voices

8- Enric Monfort (1979): Bottle Battle (2011). For 5 bottles

9- Guus Janssen (1951): Zanni Walking (2013). For blockflute, panflute, viola, accordion and percussion

10- B.C. Manjunath (1976): Hari-hana-suta (2010). For contrabass blockflute and cajón

11- Roderik de Man (1941): Fuerza interior (2011). For blockflute, panflute, viola, accordion and percussion

12- Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 – 1767):  Mezzetin en Turc (from Suite Burlesque, 1717-22). Arrangement for blockflute, zurna, panflute, viola, accordion and percussion