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David Fennessy: Panopticon - Ensemble Modern; Hebrides Ensemble; Psappha; Münchener Kammerorchester; Johannes Kalitzke (conductor)
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  1. Panopticon, for cimbalon & strings
  2. Piano Trio (Music for the pauses in conversation between John Cage and Morton Feldman)
  3. 13 Factories, for chamber ensemble & prerecorded sound
  4. Hirta Rounds, for chamber orchestra

The music of young Scots composer David Fennessy is abstract but rooted in strong, specific situations, often with social or political significance. This small collection of chamber pieces provides excellent examples. The highlight is the opening work, Panopticon. A panopticon is a type of prison layout (designed by none other than Jeremy Bentham) that allows all the inmates to be seen from a single watchtower. This provides the basis for a really compelling structure in which a cimbalom, striking a single rapidly repeated ...

David Fennessy: Panopticon 2019, NMC

UPC: 5023363024426