Karlheinz Essl


for bass clarinet, french horn, double bass and percussion

Swept away by sound (Laurie Strachan)
in: The Australian, 2 Jul 1999

(...) A new piece, elision, written for the ensemble by the Viennese composer Karlheinz Essl, was an interesting exercise in genuine minimalism in that it reduces the music to what seemed like its bare bones without ever losing its sense of continuity. (...)

To take flight and soar on wings that wax and wane (Roger Covell)
in: The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney 30 Jun 1999

(...) The Austrian composer's Karlheinz Essl's elision, written for and named after the group, required its four instrumentalists, with their very different resources, to stalk one another's invitations out of frequently renewed bouts of silence and produced playful effects of incongruous failure. (...)

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