Denise Burt

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CD: David Bowlin: Luciano Berio — Huang Ruo

David Bowlin, violin; Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble; Timothy Wiess, conductor

Released on Oberlin Music, 2014

Images: Found woodprints from carved woodblock, reworked digitally


The two composers featured on this release are quite different. Luciano Berio – who deliberately analyses and transforms his own works – and Huang Ruo whose works are lyrical and rooted in Chinese folk music. I found some woodprints that had both the natural grain of the wood and some lively manmade cut marks that could allude to both the natural and spiritual (Ruo) and the modernist and transformative (Berio).