TOSHIO HOSOKAWA (b.1955): Solo Flute: Vertical Song I, Sen I, Kuroda-bushi, Flute and Ensemble: Lied, Fragmente II, Voyage V.
Catalogue Number: 01M089
Description: First budget-priced release of music by this avant-garde Japanese composer. Here, the subject is his conception of "calligraphy or space and time" as realized by the flute, which along with silence (in the solo pieces) and haunting instrumental textures in the others, produces a series of expressive, spiritual soundscapes. Kolbeinn Bjarnason (flute, alto flute), Caput Ensemble; Snorri Sigfus Birgisson.