Musical Compositions

Seven reviews during February 2016

Review Christoph Schulte im Walde 2016-2 (Newborn)

“Sounds as fresh as a daisy [,] […] joy of discovery […], desire for experiments, enthusiasm for quirky sounds and for curious treatments of the […] instrument […]. Not as an end in itself, but as a creative, imaginative act, in order to sharpen the sense of hearing […].” …more

Review Verena Großkreutz 2016 (In the steppes of Sápmi)

“Things were cheerful and original in Ansgar Beste’s ‘In the steppes of Sápmi’. […] A curious mixture of vocal timbres, which Ansgar Beste has artfully arranged into, against and through each other. Highlight: the polyphonic finale with its microtonal upward shifts, having an incredibly euphoric effect.” …more

Review Susanne Benda 2016 (In the steppes of Sápmi)

“In Ansgar Beste’s ‘In the steppes of Sápmi‘, the protagonists […] imitate the eternal repetitions of Sami folk songs. That the singers entrust these repetitions to a sort of particle accelerator in the end, makes the piece interesting.” …more