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:Apr 2017
Label:Unvasonar Media Pool  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2017-04-27 Pull Date: 2017-06-29 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Jun 18 May 14
Airplays: 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 17, 2017: Music Casserole
Bazarella (8:32)
3. May 13, 2017: Music Casserole
Bazarella (8:32)
2. Jun 13, 2017: Waste FM
Cyrillus (6:30)

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)