Ivan Vukosavljević arms Ensemble Klang with an array of deconstructed electric guitars in The Burning, a 45 minute “ominous, majestic drone [that] starts as a smouldering glow, but gradually develops into a hellish forest inferno.” The symbolism of the burning is multiple but singular, both destructive and transformative, it is both a metaphor for continuation and an ending. It is the echo of the burning past and burning of the past.
Based in The Netherlands, Serbian composer Ivan Vukosavljević creates work that explores extreme amplification, hybrid instruments, specially designed playing techniques, and also improvisation.
releases March 31, 2023
Michiel van Dijk - saxes & electric guitar
Erik-Jan de With - saxes & electric guitar
Anton van Houten - trombone & electric guitar
Joey Marijs - vibraphone & electric guitar
Saskia Lankhoorn - keyboards
Pete Harden - electric guitars
Ensemble Klang Records #15
This recording was financially supported by Buma/Stemra and the Ministerie van onderwijs, educatie en wetenschap.
Ensemble Klang Records is a production of Stichting Ensemble Klang, which is financially supported by the City of The Hague and the Performing Arts Fund NL.
Recorded by Micha de Kanter at Westvest90, Schiedam (NL) on 29 September 2022.
Mixed, edited, produced by Ivan Vukosavljević, Micha de Kanter & Pete Harden.
Mastered by Murat Çolak, New York, in December 2022.
Design by Studio Duel (www.studioduel.nl
The Burning (2019) was written by Ivan Vukosavljević for Ensemble Klang, and commissioned by Gaudeamus, Utrecht.