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wed 28 feb 2018 20:00 

Maximal Marc Mellits.

 

In the multi-current country of minimalism, rock music and jazz the American composer Marc Mellits (1966) moves himself. Extraordinary eclectic music full of spicy, over each other tumbling rhythms, colourful instrumentations and enchanting melodies. Mellits excells in short, physical pieces where he summons a complete sound world of its own, full of cinematic images. Maximal music which was performed by the Kronos Quartet, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and the Bang on a Can All Stars. Moreover, Mellits runs his own band, the Mellits Consort. In this Theme broadcast a small look behind the scenes of Mellits, with a lot of work from his Mellits Consort and some recent released string quartets.

Marc Mellits:
1-3. ‘Machine III + IV + V’, for ensemble, on Marc Mellits: Paranoid Cheese. Mellits Consort.
Black Box BBM1108 CD
4-10. ‘String Quartet No. 5: Waníyetu’ (2015), on Marc Mellits: String Quartets No. 3, 4, 5. Quatuor Debussy.
Evidence EVCD033 CD
11-14. ‘Disciples of Gouda’ (2003) + ‘Agu’ (2004), for chamber music ensemble, on Marc Mellits: Tight Sweater. Ensemble Real Quiet.
Endeavour Classics. END1016 CD
15-20. ‘Tight Sweater’ (2005) for chamber music ensemble, on Marc Mellits: Tight Sweater. Ensemble Real Quiet.
Endeavour Classics. END1016 CD
21-25. ‘Paranoid Cheese’, ‘The Misadventures of Soup’, ‘Lefty’s Elegy’, ‘Srecan Rodendan, Marija!’ + ‘Dreadlocked’, for ensemble, on Marc Mellits: Paranoid Cheese. Mellits Consort.
Black Box BBM1108 CD
26-32. ‘String Quartet No. 4: Prometheus’ (2011), on Marc Mellits: String Quartets No. 3, 4, 5. Quatuor Debussy.
Evidence EVCD033 CD