A Different Nature on 05/13/13
Tonight we listen to selections from Das Wohltemperierte SPUNK.. Inspired by Bach's "The Well-Tempered Clavier," this recently released 6-CD set by the Norwegian improvisational quartet Spunk consists of 12 performances, done once a year between 2001 and 2012, and each one a drone around a note from the twelve tone scale. The first concert was performed on 20 January 2001 at 8:01 (in otherwords 20.01.2001 at 20:01) and this set the process for which the group committed themselves to each future concert (20 February 2002 at 20:02, 20 March 2003 at 20:03 etc.. ) for the next twelve years, to take them through all twelve notes of the equal tempered scale. Using mostly acoustic insrumentatation (trumpet, flutes, cello, french horn, voice, and more) and performed in various unconventional places around Oslo (shopping center, mauseoleum, rooftop) Spunk have created an intriguing work, based on a musical system that is at the root of some of the most influential works of the modern music in the Twentieth Century.. Rolf hosts..