"Not I" - Agata Zubel

Links

Klangforum Wien
Agata Zubel voice
Clement Power conductor

tracklisting:
1. "Labyrinth" for voice and four instruments
2. "Aphorisms on Milosz" for voice and instrumental ensemble
3. "Shades of Ice" for clarinet, cello and electronics
4. "NOT I" for voice, instrumental ensemble and electronics

Includes booklet with text by Adrian Thomas

The figure of the composer-performer is rarer today than it was in past centuries, and that of the composer-vocalist rarer still. The Polish composer and singer Agata Zubel (b.1978) is one such rarity. Her special talents were recognised when she received the top award at the 60th UNESCO International Composers’ Rostrum in May 2013 for NOT I (2010). Zubel’s experience as a performer has undoubtedly had a bearing on her understanding of vocal production and of the relationship between voice and ensemble. (Adrian Thomas)