LigAlien: Music by Mari Takano


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LigAlien: Music by Mari Takano



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30th Jan 2012




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LigAlien: Music by Mari Takano


LigAlien I

LigAlien II

LigAlien III

LigAlien IV

Jungibility (for solo piano)

Full Moon for violin and electronics

Concerto for Flute and String Orchestra

Nathan Nabb (soprano saxophone), Masahito Sugihara (tenor saxophone), Winston Choi (piano), Kioko Yasuda (violin), Kazuko Nambara (harp), Shoko Ikeda (oboe), Miki Maruta (17-string koto), Mari Kimura (violin) & Sharon Bezaly (flute)

Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Anne Manson


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BIS present a disc of works by the Japanese composer Mari Takano, composed between 2003 and 2009.

The four duos and trios that share the title LigAlien are all results of the idea of what would it be like to implant ‘alien’ music into one of Ligeti’s works.

Interspersing the four 'LigAliens' are two solo pieces, Jungibility for piano and Full Moon for violin and electronics, which also embrace a wealth of ideas both musical and otherwise from Duke Ellington, Omar Sosa and Stockhausen (Jungibility) and Björk, Pina Bausch and Miles Davis (Full Moon).

The closing Flute Concerto is the largest work on the disc. The present recording also appears on a previous BIS disc (BISCD1649), released in 2008, and the work was described by reviewers as 'a score which can move to a pop music beat without sinking into triviality or bombast' (in Gramophone).

Mari Takano: LigAlien I

LigAlien I

Mari Takano: Jungibility


Mari Takano: LigAlien III

LigAlien III

Mari Takano: LigAlien II

LigAlien II

Mari Takano: Full Moon

Full Moon

Mari Takano: LigALien IV

LigALien IV

Mari Takano: Flute Concerto

I. Chicago

II. The Only Flower in the World

III. Walking

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