The third and final chapter of “Schwingende Luftsäulen”, the series by Werner Durand dedicated to the Pan-Ney, the wind instrument of his own invention. Five pieces on the CD present “early” works, mainly created in the first half of the 90s.
The outstanding feature of Durand's music is its paradoxical ambivalence: it is immediately accessible and yet not easily comprehensible. Its position between improvisation and composition, between intuition and construction, between stasis and movement literally hovers in the air. Its peculiar charm is obtained from a delicate balance between the archaic and the modern, between ritual trance and industrial or ambient music, between acoustic performance and digital-electronic processing in real time.