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Four Pieces for Quintet

by Hannes Lingens

no.2 05:03
no.5 05:05
no.3 05:05
no.4 05:02


Four Pieces for Quintet is both a visual work and a suite of minimalistic compositions. Graphic systems to be interpreted as musical scores with colors representing pitch regions. Four floating chords, static on first sight, but full of detailed inside movement.

Find the scores here: www.hanneslingens.de/index.php/compositions/5-pieces-for-quintet/

The album has originally been released by the swiss label insub as high-res download with screenprinted cardboard folder including A3 poster with scores and interview. There might be a few copies left at insub.org/rec01/


released November 6, 2013

Johnny Chang - viola
Hannes Lingens - accordion
Koen Nutters - double bass
Derek Shirley - double bass
Michael Thieke - clarinet

recorded, mixed and mastered by Alexis Baskind

artwork by d'incise


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Hannes Lingens Berlin, Germany

As a composer, drummer and accordion player, Hannes Lingens focusses on the intersection between improvised and composed forms of experimental music.

His music is released on labels such as Umlaut Records, Intonema, Insub, Another Timbre and Edition Wandelweiser. He is a co-founder of the musicians collective Umlaut Berlin.

Photo: C.Marx/Photomusix
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