Outside The Rain Has Stopped
""Few people dare to be as extreme in their musical choices as composer and viola player Ig Henneman. Her oeuvre, revealing an immense drive, is uncompromising and above all totally individual in an unruly way. However angular and steep the rhythms and melodies often are, this is music that communicates almost in spite of itself, that never makes it easy for the listener, but at the same time always reaches out. It is music that, precisely because Henneman does not seem at all intent on it, often touches the listener particularly deeply. In honour of Henneman's 75th birthday, "Outside the Rain Has Stopped" once again brings together her interests and qualities. For instance, her love of poetry is contained in a piece based on a poem by the equally unruly poet Emily Dickinson and two readings by Dutch poet Anneke Brassinga. The six musical works are mutually distinct. Yet you can immediately hear Henneman's hand in them. Organs play a major role in half of the pieces. A golden touch, because the organ, grand and elusive, is right up her street. Just take the unforgettable opening piece "Galina U", an ode to Galina Ustvolskaya (1919-2006). After just a few notes, you know you've never heard anything like this before." -Mischa Andriessen"
Moods for Roswell
Ab Baars & Joost Buis
"Featuring adaptations of compositions by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn."
50% Off Bundle: Goofy June Bug & Live @ The Ironworks Vancouver
Ab Baars & Ig Henneman
"This album bundle includes two CDs--Goofy June Bug & Live @ The Ironworks Vancouver--by Ken Vandermark / Ab Baars and Ig Henneman Sextet."
Solo Songs for Instruments
"[...] Ig Henneman has discovered a third route, a fusion of the Lied's finesse with the straightforwardness of a jam session. Her Solo Songs for bassoon, bass clarinet, violin, viola and cello trace a semi-improvised road towards song, starting from an instrument. The musician plays, and plays on, till a tipping point is reached where text presents itself as an answer to the questions uttered by the notes as they were groping, searching, dancing, growling, whining. At this point, replete with climactic musical energy, the musician starts to sing, pressed by an urgency too strong for the voice to withhold: it must speak out. It is the turning point. The words of Ingeborg Bachmann, Anneke Brassinga, Emily Dickinson, Sarah Lawson and Nanao Sakaki provide first aid, in magical ambiguity. [...]. —Bas van Putten"
And She Speaks - A Collection of Ballads
""Since I first started making music I listened extensively to ballads that were being played by the great saxophonists. These inspiring examples became part of my playing, my sound, my language. This CD is a salute to that tradition". -Ab Baars"
Galina U (from Ig Henneman Collected)
Queen Mab Trio
"Galina U has been compiled from compositions that Henneman contributed to the Queen Mab Trio albums, See Saw and Thin Air, along with ‘Overtoom’, from a previously unreleased recording session. For See Saw Henneman contributed three tracks: ‘Marilyn L’, ‘Lori F’ and ‘Galina U’. The latter is an evocative ode to the Russian composer Galina Ustvolskaya, in which Henneman endeavours to mirror Ustvolskaya’s idiom with ominous, compelling rhythms and piano chords hammered out with full force, and she succeeds in coming unmistakably close while fortunately retaining her own vocabulary. Marilyn Lerner – piano; Lori Freedman – bass clarinet / clarinet Ig Henneman – viola "