ANTOINE BEUGER : TRACES OF ETERNITY, OF WHAT IS YET TO BE
traces of eternity: of what is yet to be (2018)
Dante Boon : piano
Performed, recorded, mixed & mastered at the Sunny Side Inc. studio, Anderlecht (Belgium) on May 26th 2019. Sleeve notes : Guy Peters. Layout : Rutger Zuydervelt
“On Antoine Beuger’s work ‘Traces Of Eternity: Of What Is Yet To Be’,
Daniel Boon is at the piano, the only release with just one player, and he will also perform solo at the festival. Beuger is the founding father of what is called Wandelweiser, not just a label, but also a group of like-minded composers and performers of mostly quiet music. Whereas A New Wave Of Jazz occupies the world of improvised music, Wandelweiser is about composed music.
However, as many of the releases on A New Wave Of Jazz are also quiet and dealing with lots of spaces between the notes, the music you don’t hear, it is not difficult to see the interest they would have in the music of Wandelweiser or even why Beuger has two releases at the same time. Dante Boon’s piano is very quiet; recorded from a distance, or maybe just the way he plays? Either way, it’s all very quiet. There is no repetition, I would think, but simply note here, there, silence, and even, occasionally a cluster of notes from time to time. Somewhere in the middle is where we find most activity; it is not the usual building to a climax (climax? what climax?) but rather the most concentrated cluster of the piano is over there and from there on it slowly the amount decreases again.” Vital Weekly – The Netherlands