Solo Songs for Instruments

cello Lidy Blijdorp
violin Diamanda La Berge Dramm
bass cl/cl Anna voor de Wind
viola Elisabeth Smalt
bassoon Dana Jessen

14 2020

Solo Song for cello - As if - (2019)
inspired by Emily Dickinson 'I felt a Cleaving in my Mind' performed by Lidy Blijdorp
Solo Song for violin - In the Storm of Roses - (2014)
inspired by Ingeborg Bachmann 'Im Gewitter der Rosen'
performed by Diamanda La Berge Dramm
Solo Song for bass clarinet/clarinet - The Motion Caused - (2016)
inspired by Anneke Brassinga 'Tuin'
performed by Anna voor de Wind
Solo Song for viola - Ten Lines - (2015)
inspired by Nanao Sakaki 'Soil for Legs'
performed by Elisabeth Smalt
Solo Song for bassoon - Hardwood Floorboards - (2016)
inspired by Sarah Lawson 'Hans and Anneke's Lakeland Terriers'
performed by Dana Jessen
(audio excerpt 3.25)
total time 55:23
[…] Ig Henneman has discovered a third route, a fusion of the Lied's finesse with the straightforwardness of a jam session. Her Solo Songs for bassoon, bass clarinet, violin, viola and cello trace a semi-improvised road towards song, starting from an instrument. The musician plays, and plays on, till a tipping point is reached where text presents itself as an answer to the questions uttered by the notes as they were groping, searching, dancing, growling, whining. At this point, replete with climactic musical energy, the musician starts to sing, pressed by an urgency too strong for the voice to withhold: it must speak out. It is the turning point. The words of Ingeborg Bachmann, Anneke Brassinga, Emily Dickinson, Sarah Lawson and Nanao Sakaki provide first aid, in magical ambiguity. […]
all compositions Ig Henneman
buma stemra
publishing house Donemus

tr 1. November 28 and December 13 2019 Niels Brouwer Amsterdam NL
tr 2. June 9 2015, Niels Brouwer Studio Amsterdam NL
tr 3, 4, 5 November 13 2016, Mideka Music Recording/Micha de Kanter
November Music 's Hertogenbosch NL

mixing and editing 1. 2. Niels Brouwer Ig Henneman
mixing and editing 3. 4. 5. and the total CD Micha de Kanter Ig Henneman
mastering Mideka Music Recording/Micha de Kanter
design Francesca Patella
cover art Ab Baars
liner notes Bas van Putten English translation Anneke Brassinga
produced by Ig Henneman
with support of the Wig Foundation and private donations

Stichting Wig
the Netherlands