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Poul Ruders

A Drummer's Tale, episode two

Gert Sørensen, percussion

Poul Ruders, composer

Poul Ruders has worked with Gert Sørensen for many years, and this has introduced Ruders' work with percussion to the diversity of sound potential inherent in the new technology of MIDI, samples and sound sources. Sørensen's and Ruders' expansion of the possibilities of the orchestral percussion can be heard in the orchestral works Solar Trilogy and in Ruders' opera The Handmaid's Tale.

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Regime (1984)

7:47 Play $2.10

Fingerprints I (1998)

1:30 Play $1.40

Alarm (1983)

7:27 Play $2.10

Fingerprints II (1998)

2:01 Play $1.40

Cha Cha Cha (1981)

7:57 Play $2.10

Fingerprints III (1998)

1:44 Play $1.40

Towards the Precipice (1989)

23:39 Play $4.90
Total playing time  52 minutes

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Recorded at Energy Fields Studio, Copenhagen 1998

Sound engineer, recording producer, editor, mix: Gert Sørensen
Recording producer: Palle Mikkelborg
Mastering: Peter Mark and Gert Sørensen
Publisher: Edition Wilhelm Hansen A/S

Recording sponsored by: Danish Composers' Society, KODA's Collective Blank Tape Remuneration, The Danish Music Council and the Danish Musicians' Union

Label: Dacapo

Format: CD

Catalogue Number: 8.224085

Barcode: 730099978521

Release month: April 1999

Period: Late 20th Century



Brilliant playing throughout (The Sunday Times)

Sørensen is clearly a phenomenally talented performer, and he really seems to speak through his instruments in the remarkable range of attacks he conjures" ***** (BBC Music Magazine)

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