Eva-Maria Houben – Yosemite / Duo I / Duo II

yosemite, five sketches for ensemble: five movements.

The drone in the background is the noise of the factory-hall (TU Dortmund, Germany), where the piece is recorded.
The ravens attend at the performance.

I: sequoiadendron giganteum immergrünes im feuer
II: trockene kaskaden ahnen das frühjahr
III: baum und stein das genügt
IV: die wiese im zwielicht abendmahlzeit für den kojoten
V: licht und schatten wie auf einem bild gleich wird es dunkel

Evelyn Teuwen / flute; Sebastian Jeuck / saxophone; Frank Soete / clarinet; Peter Springer / trombone; Alexander Fox, percussion, timbal; Rommel Ayoub, violin 1; Charlotte Jonigkeit, violin 2; Bileam Kümper, viola; Anna Pätsch, violon, cello; Matthias Bernsmann, double bass.

Recorded by Alexander Fox.


duo I (var.): Bileam Kümper / electro-acoustic sound; Eva-Maria Houben / cymbal.
duo II (var.): Bileam Kümper / tuba; Eva-Maria Houben / harmonium.

Recorded by Bileam Kümper.

Richard Pinnell (yosemite): “…not overly new but at the same time thoroughly beautiful little sketches very nicely realised in an ideal location.”

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Eva-Maria Houben

Eva-Maria Houben has been performing works for the organ for more than 30 years. As she is related to the “wandelweiser-group” of composers, her compositions are published by “edition wandelweiser”, Haan. Her list of compositions up to now includes works for the organ, piano, clarinet, trombone, violoncello and other solo instruments, works for voice and piano, for wind and chamber ensembles, for orchestra and for voice and orchestra, works for choir (www.wandelweiser.de). She publishes on subjects of contemporary music (Steiner, PFAU, Edition Howeg, bis-label Oldenburg). Since 2000 her music has been published by Edition Wandelweiser (Haan). CDs have also been released by Another Timbre, Irritable Hedgehog and Makro. In 2012 she founded her own label diafani (www.diafani.de).