CHAYA CZERNOWIN: Wintersongs
No other work traces the changes in development of Czernowin's work as Wintersongs. The first Wintersong was written in 2002 and the last was written in 2014, right after HIDDEN, which marked the outward cusp of the change in Czernowin's work. On this CD we hear Wintersongs II from 2004 and the last set: Wintersongs IV and V. While the existential and elemental quality of the music were intensely present, the engagement with the slower but entangled temporal perception revealed an immersive quality. The music became an experience where rapture and continuity were shaping the sound as if it were living, while creating opening and closing spaces inside the structure.