Simon Martin / Ensemble Musikfabrik – Musique d’art (Label Musikfabrik, digital) 

Simon Martin came across the Ensemble Musikfabrik thanks to his fascination with Harry Partch and describes a trip to their Cologne studio like a visit to a »candy shop.« His composition »Musique d'art« was first performed in 2019 and was recently recorded by ensemble members Axel Porath (viola), Dirk Wietheger (cello), Florentin Ginot (double bass) and Sara Cubarsi Fernandez (violin). You can't get more spatially oriented deep listening than this: the overtones of the four players nestle and rub against each other, sometimes gently, sometimes hard.