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Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto with Ensemble Modern: Utp_


Live performance for Piano, Chamber Ensemble and Electronics
Ryuichi Sakamoto: Piano, Electronics
Carsten Nicolai (Alva Noto): Electronics
Ensemble Modern: Aaron Baird, Dietmar Wiesner, Eva Böcker, Johannes Schwarz, John Corbett, Michael M. Kasper, Nina Janßen, Nobert Ommer, Patrick Jüdt, Rainer Römer, Rumi Ogawa, Yuval Gotlibovich
Recorded by: Joachim Schlosser
Genre: Classical, Electronic
Style: Experimental, Contemporary, Glitch, Minimal, Avant-garde

Commissioned by the city of Mannheim (Germany) for its 400th anniversary, UTP has been co-composed by Carsten Nicolai (Alva Noto) and Ryuichi Sakamoto. The work, whose title is deducted from the word “utopia,” is scored for electronics, piano, and chamber ensemble, the latter being Ensemble Modern.

Malcolm D B Munro
Tuesday 18 July, 2017


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