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Album launch The Burning & Avenue Azure
In this double bill album launch concert, we launch our 15th album on the Ensemble Klang Record label, Ivan Vukosavljevic’s The Burning.
On this album composer Ivan Vukosavljevic 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.
Often exploring extreme amplification, amplified instruments, improvisation, hybrid instruments and specific manners of playing, Ivan Vukosavljević is a Serbian composer based in The Netherlands. The Burning is commissioned by Gaudeamus and Ensemble Klang.
The Burning will be released on vinyl and as a digital album. You can pre-order your copy via Bandcamp and listen to the first two tracks.
Ensemble Klang Records is proud to announce the release of Avenue Azure, the eponymous debut album by Avenue Azure, a duo formed by Netherlands-based musicians Pete Harden (electric guitar, electronics) and Saskia Lankhoorn (piano, voice, electronics). This is an intimate, enveloping listen to the imaginary folk music of ghost towns – unfolding according to its own clock, at once inviting and “different.”
The album was written, performed, edited and composed by the Harden / Lankhoorn duo between 2019 and 2022. The “almost-songs” contain the crystalline timbres of electric guitar and piano, dotted with spectral vocals and emulsive electronics. The music traces landscapes, skies and seas, creating atmospheres that occupy a transformative space, music of transition, enveloping the listener in dark comfort.