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Kutschera, Ulrich. / First Incarnation: Hiruda 1983, Final Version 2017, The
Album:First Incarnation: Hiruda 1983, Final Version 2017, The Collection:Classical
Artist:Kutschera, Ulrich. Added:04/2017
Label:Unvasonar Media Pool 

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Add Date:2017-04-27 Pull Date:2017-06-29 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:14 May
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Album Review
Gary Lemco
Reviewed 2017-04-25 
Ulrich Kutschera (b. 1955) is a leading evolutionary biologist, Chair of the Dept. of Evolutionary biology at U. Kassell, Germany and a Visiting Scientist at Stanford (2016-). He also composes neoclassical music. Produced in Freiburg, Germany, this set responds to paintings shown in the booklet and done by his father, Alfred Kutschera (1928-2004). The strong impression of the six songs (recorded in 1983) is one of electronic “space-music,” with a basically tonal syntax and a thick sound. The combination of piano and synthetic keyboards allows for symphonic effects, some of which evoke the theremin (an early electronic musical instrument) and/or the music for the movie Forbidden Planet. “Bazarella” and "Bolero" have a military cast; the rest are lyrical. “Bolero” utilizes Ravel’s opening snare drum motif. “Cyrillus” evokes evening fireworks outside a country church. “Avocado” is essentially a waltz. The title-piece has ceremonial and processional aspects befitting its religious subject matter. At moments, its rhetorical, voluminous sound reminds us of organ music at a theater, by way of organist Virgil Fox.

Track Listing
1.Romance (5:22) 4.Cyrillus (6:30)
2.Bazarella (8:32) 5.Avocado (5:12)
3.Bolero ’83 (3:08) 6.The First Incarnation, 2017 (13:54)