Markus Reuter: String Quartet No.1 'Heartland' Matangi Quartet

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  • Markus Reuter (b. 1972):
  • 1Boon05:10
  • 2X Has Taken a Shine to You07:58
  • 3Netcong 6304:32
  • 4Dwell on a Star05:48
  • 5The Tragic Universe04:27
  • 6Zauberberg10:32
  • 7Heartland Bleeds05:39
  • 8The Magic Universe09:25
  • Total Runtime53:31

Info for Markus Reuter: String Quartet No.1 'Heartland'

After years of preparation and planning, Solaire Records is 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 long-standing 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 precedes 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.

Matangi Quartet:
Maria-Paula Majoor, violin I
Daniel Torrico Menacho, violin II
Karsten Kleijer, viola
Arno van der Vuurst, violoncello

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