Markus Reuter: String Quartet No​.​1 'Heartland'

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Markus Reuter's String Quartet No.1 'Heartland' is now available for pre-order as a high-res download or luxurious CD-Edition inside an ECM-style slipcase with an expansive booklet featuring expansive liner notes, exclusive photography and contributions by Tony Levin and Frank Schätzing.

After years of preparation and planning, Solaire Records are proud and excited to present 'Heartland', Markus Reuter's first string quartet. The album sees Markus further explore his algorithmically-supported composing technique to create a sonic language that will surprise even long-standing supporters.

After spending months listening to most of music history's major string quartets, Markus ultimately decided to break with tradition and approach things from an entirely unique angle. Working closely with Oval's Markus Popp, the tracks were built using a pool of self-referential musical fractals. By combining them into deeply layered structures, every single bar of music is related to what preceeds and follows it, even though there is not a single mechanical repetition in these pieces.

Performed by the prestigious Matangi Quartet and recorded by award-winning producer Dirk Fischer, Heartland is a journey to the borders of melody and harmony: Driving, sensual, serene and moving.

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released April 12, 2019

Written by Markus Reuter, Summer 2018

Matangi Quartet:

Maria-Paula Majoor, violin I
Daniel Torrico Menacho, violin II
Karsten Kleijer, viola
Arno van der Vuurst, violoncello

Recorded 17 & 18 October 2018
Kirche Zum Heiligen Kreuz, Berlin
Recording producer, balance engineer, editing: Dirk Fischer

Technical equipment: EvenFlow

Liner notes concept: Equinox Embassy
Photography: Dutch Rall
Design and layout: Rutger Zuydervelt

Cover design: Rutger Zuydervelt

Executive producers: Wolfgang Gruner, Peter Smith, Dirk Fischer

Thank you to all the pledgers that made this project possible:

James Kerr, Jean-Philippe Rossi, Mark Yachnin, Jörg Siecke, Will Cruttenden, Chris Harris, German Fafian, Gordon Van Huizen, Alain Inglebert, William Mazzarella, Lee Huntington, Nicholas Croft, Chris Cowan, Mike McGary, Mark Butler, Marc Pelath, Mark Hassett, David Greig, Richard Seguin, Stephen Albers, David Martyn, James Golden, Richard Sylvarnes, Ludovico D’Angelo, Thompson Terry, Jaanus Damsgard, GW James, Veikko Linko, Dennis Kuhn

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