Maria de alvear - besando el tiempo

"Madrid born composer, painter and sculptor Maria De Alvear wrote Besando El Tiempo in 1995. Public awareness of her music had grown a few years earlier with pianist Hildegard Kleeb’s excellent, intense and flinty interpretation of her spartan score En Amor Duro (hatART CD). Revisiting that encounter with tough love might be good preparation for the testing experience of listening to flautist Antoine Beuger on this stark and protracted new release. De Alvear’s refusal to dress instrumental sound in anything more than rudimentary musical trappings is disarming. The flute player often seems to have become absorbed by some private ritual, meandering in quiet introspection, picking over simple phrases at considerable length, all the while grappling with the task of kissing time set out in the title." - The Wire

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Tracklisting:

1. Besando El Tiempo (7./8.2.1995) 46:03
2. Besando El Tiempo (9./10.2.1995) 47:19

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Recorded: Haan (2015/2016)

Available as a 16bit FLAC or 320k MP3