Michael Pelzel: Gravity’s Rainbow

When we talk about the complexity of music, we often fear that it may express various kind of chaos or instability without being able to benefit from the sentiment portrayed by the music itself....

Franck Bedrossian: Twist, Edges, Epigram

Rightly Thomas Meyer in the internal notes raises the question of how alive the interest for music defined as "excess of sound" among the experts and he does it in the right place, that...

Stefan Weglowski: From 1 to 7

From 1 to 7 is a seven-part composition that combines two distant regions of music. In explaining the method of construction of this piece, I must say that Stefan Weglowski has synthetically combined an...

Marco Momi: Almost Nowhere

The debut of the composer Marco Momi on Kairos could not be more satisfying: in contemporary music there are still secluded analytical spaces, placed in a corner by an audiance not prepared to immediately...

Hannes Kerschbaumer: schraffur

Many people today complain that much of the music that is labeled as contemporary has always the same characteristics. Such a statement would need to be revised, especially considering the fact that we are...

Clemens Gadenstätter: Semantical investigations

One of the most difficult things for philosophers, critics and music scholars is to create a unique theory on mature listening: the quantity and variability of the elements involved are remarkable and all those...

Bernhard Lang: ParZeFool

"...The words and actions of men give rise to bare, material repetitions, but as effect of more profound repetitions of a different kind ("effects" in casual, optical and vestiary sense). Repetition is pathos and...

Osvaldo Coluccino: Interni

The history of the flute played with extended techniques has generated a vast heritage of actions and materials on which the composers have spent their time to outline new functions for the flute itself...

Toshio Hosokawa: Gardens

Gardens is the second release that Kairos dedicates to Toshio Hosokawa's music, a monograph who especially highlights the compositions for ensembles by the Japanese composer. It is a matter of documenting a work parallel...

Ryan Carter: Chamber works

In music the average listener usually tries to find a rhythm in any composition but modern music changes his perceptions: the composer tends to elaborate rhythm, to segment it, to stratify it. Stravinsky began...

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