In 2015 Simon Steen-Andersen's composed Korpus for three Harry Partch instruments: The 'Marimba Eroica', 'Bloboy', and 'Chromelodeon'. In the spring of 2022, Ensemble Musikfabrik released a video recording of their performance of the work.
On the website of Ensemble Musikfabrik, Raoul Mörchen writes about Simon Steen-Andersen's approach to the Harry Partch instruments: "He is interested in the concrete situation: how does it look, how does it feel, how does it move, how does it sound – and above all: how does all the input from our senses relate to each other?" Join Simon Steen-Andersen and the ensemble in their investigation of the three fascinating instruments in the video above.
Find the score for Korpus here >>
Learn more about the American instrument builder Harry Partch here >>
Read Raoul Mörchen's text here >>