Markus Reuter: String Quartet No.1 ‘Heartland’
Here released 24. January 2020 as a surround recording in 96 kHz 24 bit 3.2/5.0 multichannel flac.
3.2/5.0 streaming of Boon
Stereo streaming/purchase on Bandcamp.
Solaire Records SOL1008, EAN: 4251336910082
Maria-Paula Majoor, violin 1
Daniel Torrico Menacho, violin 2
Karsten Kleijer, viola
Arno van der Vuurst, violoncello
1. Boon (5’07”)
2. X has taken a shine to you (7’56”)
3. Netcong 63 (4’29”)
4. Dwell on a Star (5’46”)
5. The Tragic Universe (4’25”)
6. Zauberberg (10’31”)
7. Heartland Bleeds (5’38”)
8. The Magic Universe (9’25”)
Surround release: 24 January 2020. Stereo release: 12 April 2019
Markus Reuter and the Matangi Quartet are available for interviews by Phone, Skype or Email.
Markus Reuter’s String Quartet No.1 ‘Heartland’ is available as a high-resolution download (stereo and surround) or luxurious CD-Edition inside an ECM-style slipcase with a 44-page booklet featuring expansive liner notes, exclusive photography and contributions by Tony Levin and Frank Schätzing. After years of preparation and planning, Solaire Records are proud and excited to present ‘Heartland’,
Markus Reuter’s first string quartet. The album sees Markus further explore his algorithmically- supported composing technique to create a sonic language that will surprise even longstanding supporters.
After spending months listening to most of music history’s major string quartets, Markus ultimately decided to break with tradition and approach things from an entirely unique angle. Working closely with Oval’s Markus Popp, the tracks were built using a pool of self-referential musical fractals.
By combining them into deeply layered structures, every single bar of music is related to what preceeds and follows it, even though there is not a single mechanical repetition in these pieces.
Performed by the prestigious Matangi Quartet and recorded by award-winning producer Dirk Fischer, Heartland is a journey to the borders of melody and harmony: Driving, sensual, serene and moving.