MING TSAO: Die Geisterinsel

Catalogue No.: 
0013372KAI
EAN Code: 
9120010281983
Label: 
KAIROS
Artist(s):
Composer(s):
Recording Date: 
Nov. 2012
Recording Venue: 
Stuttgart
Release: 
June 2012

Die Geisterinsel, a chamber opera based on Shakespeare’s Tempest, reworks an opera with the same title by Johann Rudolph Zumsteeg, a contemporary of Mozart. Ming Tsao transcribes Zumsteeg’s music in such a way that ‘noise’ infiltrates the original music that continually moves between the refined Classical style of Zumsteeg and the noises of the island where The Tempest is set. Tsao’s intention is to use noise to create a compact musical space in which irregular rhythmic forces twist and deform the Classical phrasing of progression so that a new kind of lyricism can surface.

Die Geisterinsel
50:18
1.
Steine
2:22
2.
Blumen
6:34
3.
Tiefer ins Leben
2:39
4.
Schrecken, die uns drohn
4:02
5.
In der Hülle dieses Sklaven
6:11
6.
Fremdling höre meinen Willen
2:11
7.
Vor des nahen Sturmes Grimmen
3:04
8.
Traurige Korallen
3:29
9.
''Where the Bee sucks''
7:24
10.
Der Sturm
2:25
11.
Geisterchoral
2:01
12.
Ich heiße Caliban
5:10
13.
Sandfall
2:48
14.
Serenade
12:24
15.
If ears were all that were needed...
2:26
Total Time: 
65:26