Bianca Bongers

Surrounded by Air



Bianca Bongers is a Dutch composer and on Surrounded by Air she presents a synopsis of her most important recent works. The program consists of eight pieces that are dedicated to and performed by four ensembles and four soloists respectively, including Bongers herself on cello. The young composer explores spatial dimensions, resulting from her deep desire to write music as if it were tactile and visible objects. The listener is presented with a luminous, enveloping sound experience in which extremes are not avoided in terms of playability of harmonic- and rhythmical structures. A radiant audio portrait of a gifted composer, performed and recorded with the same great care as she designed her music by top international musicians.

Planned physical- and digital album release: 11 November 2022

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1.Reiken (Kugoni Trio)
2.Stars (Fabian Otten)
3.Aardverschuivingen (Vincent van Amsterdam)
4.A jewel to the harp (Ensemble Adapter)
5.Come wide close (Andreas Mader)
6.Surrounded by Air – Appearance III: I. Narrow city street (Trio Catch)
7.Surrounded by Air – Appearance III: II. Brick texture
8.Surrounded by Air – Appearance III: III. Canal facades
9.Surrounded by Air – Appearance III: IV. Lieblingsort
10.Surrounded by Air – Appearance III: V. Purple flower meadow
11.Surrounded by Air – Appearance IV
12.Three movements and a closing (Bianca Bongers)