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      What is Wandelweiser?

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      Image Credit: Alex Delfanne

      Image Credit: Alex Delfanne

      Originally a German musical creation, Wandelweiser is a kind of extreme minimalism that is fast becoming popular with composers around the world. We talk with two of its creators, Jürg Frey and Eva-Maria Houben, about the phenomenal growth of this movement.

      Jürg Frey: More or Less Normal
      a.pe.ri.od.ic
      5:37

      Frey: 60 Pieces of Sound (excerpt)
      a.pe.ri.od.ic
      5:52

      Eva-Maria Houben: Von da, nach da (excerpt)
      Houben, org.; Sebastian Jeuck, sax.; Rommel Ayoub, vln.
      EWR 0705
      2:32

      Frey: Fragile Balance
      a.pe.ri.od.ic
      14:47

      Houben: Go and Stop (excerpt)
      R. Andrew Lee, p.
      8:57

      Special thanks to the co-organizers of the Chicago Wandelweiser Festival, Peter Margasak and Nomi Epstein.

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