Tristan Xavier Köster

Tristan Xavier Köster (© Axel Koester Photography, All Rights Reserved, 2014.)
Tristan Xavier Köster
(© Axel Koester Photography, All Rights Reserved, 2014.)

Tristan Xavier Köster is a Los Angeles born composer currently living with his wife in Hamburg, Germany. Working with ensembles and musicians in predominantly acoustic settings, Tristan is inspired by the abstract emotive capabilities of music and its ability to be radically interpreted by performers and listeners alike. Leaving musicians with a profound sense of artistic freedom, Tristan hopes Tristan_19that each performer uses his or her own unique perspectives to create an independent understanding of his works.

WEBSITE:  tristanxkoester.com

LISTEN:  partitaTROPE
James McFadden-Talbot

Partita(TROPE) can be many things:
it is a commission for a friend, it is part of a larger work, it is a homage to Paul Klee…

Important for your understanding though, it is a piece about repetition. Not repetition, in the sense of a pattern, but repetition akin to that of a training athlete or a construction-worker tirelessly working towards something. Something larger, something vague.

PARTITA(trope) is inspired by Paul Klee’s painting, “Grenzen des Verstandes” (1927) and was comissioned by James McFadden-Talbot for his solo recital at the Hamburg Laeiszhalle.

 

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