Michael Francis Duch / Lene Grenager
WORKS FOR BASS
Release: may 20. 2016
Music by Lene Grenager
Michael Francis Duch has recorded two solo works for bass "Rondo for Michael" and "practice - violence" in addition to the quartet "Moving the stones" where he quadrupels himself with two times bass, el-bass, radio and voice. Duch is a Norwegian bass player and Associate Professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). He has been involved in more than 50 recordings released in various formats, including two solo albums, and has played concerts in Europe, Asia and North America.
Lene Grenager studied composition and the cello at the Norwegian State Academy of Music in Oslo. Between 2009-2013 she held a five year work grant from the Norwegian State, and the same institution awarded her a three year work grant (2002-2004) for Young Artists. She has also been awarded grants from Fegerstens Legat, Komponistenes vederlagsfond and TONO. Grenager works both as composer and musician. She has been working professionally since 1995 with commissions from a.o. Cikada, Ensemble Ernst, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, Bodø Sinfonietta, Nordic Music Days, Fylkingen and Affinis ensemble. She finds it important that the musicians own voices and choices are reflected in the performances of her works but simultaneously that the core of the work is clearly defined from her hand. This has resulted in a great variety of notational techniques and richness in detail in the different scores. Grenager's work as performing improvisational musician has also influenced her compositions.
Grenager participates on some 20 recordings as composer, musician and producer a.o. "Affinis-suite" (+3db), "Slåtter, slag og slark" (Euridice) og "Systema naturae" (Øra), and with SPUNK (Rune Grammofon), Lemur (+3db) og Jernberg/Grenager (olofbright).
Michael Francis Duch - Double Bass, Electric Bass, Electronics [Radio], Voice
Matt Burt - Words By (tracks: 2)
Recorded at Øra Studio, Trondheim (NO), October 2015
Produced by Lene Grenager and Michael Francis Duch
Engineered and mixed by Jo Ranheim, Øra Studio
Mastered by Karl Klaseie at Greener Mastering, Trondheim (NO)
Cover Art by Guttorm Nordø
Photo by Harald Solberg
Illustration by Guttorm Nordø