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WWE 1SACD 20615
Wolfgang Mitterer
Darmstadt Internationale Ferienkurse 2004
mixture V 23:14
die zeit spielt keine rolle 09:40
vox acuta 10:47
bwv.org 25:03
Total Time 01:08:44
The "devil's organist" in action: if you really want to know what the "Queen of Instruments" is all about, make sure to experience Wolfang Mitterer play it live.

Mitterer's organ event at Darmstadt in 2004 included not only works for organ solo but also synthetic sounds. In the piece mixture V (1995) he adheres to the principle indicated in the title, the mixture, in various respects – on the one hand in terms of organ technique and sound, on the other hand by his way of combining organ and electronics, deliberately holding the boundaries in the balance: at times it is impossible to tell whether a sound is created by the organ or electronically.
And the incredibly diverse sound samples, including everyday sounds like children's laughter, car alarms or chirruping birds, are skillfully woven into the overall structure so as to evoke a veritable "mixture" of recollections also in the listener. die zeit spielt keine rolle (1980) recalls Ligeti's sound clusters à la Atmosphères, imperceptibly growing from a single tone to a "full cluster." ...

... The live performance of vox acuta (1997), actually a strictly notated composition, "turned into a somewhat wild improvisation with sharp voices (vox acuta) via mixtures, fifths and the smallest of organ pipes, across all manuals." (Wolfgang Mitterer) And bwv.org (2000), with electronic sounds superimposed on reproductions of baroque organ motifs, once again bears witness to Mitterer's infinitely creative originality. And makes you wonder what a fabulous and original interpreter of Bach there might be to discover.

In »massacre« Wolfgang Mitterer presents us with a passionate analysis of a timeless threesome: power, religion and violence. An opera for five singers, nine musical instruments and electronics. 
What a cheek! So Wolfgang Mitterer can do that, too: and writing a children’s opera really is no picnic, with or without jam. (Or flies.) 
Wolfgang Mitterer is playing the organ and leaves no tone unturned. The composer beams the traditional instrument straight into the 21st century – feel free to follow suit! 
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