Ernst Reijseger – Crystal Palace


Ernst Reijseger | Crystal Palace

Suite improvisada para Cello de Ernst Reijseger, inspirandose en las pinturas del pintor germano-estadounidense Jerry Zeniuk durante la exposición que le dedico en 2013 la galeria de arte moderno Glaspalast de Augsburg.

©Jerry Zeniuk Paintigs | Ernst Reijseger – Crystal Palace

©Jerry Zeniuk Paintigs | Ernst Reijseger – Crystal Palace

©Jerry Zeniuk Paintigs | Ernst Reijseger – Crystal Palace

©Jerry Zeniuk Paintigs | Ernst Reijseger – Crystal Palace

©Jerry Zeniuk Paintigs | Ernst Reijseger – Crystal Palace

©Jerry Zeniuk Paintigs | Ernst Reijseger – Crystal Palace

The improvised cello suite by Ernst Reijseger. The state gallery of modern art inAugsburg’s Glaspalast (Crystal Palace), a branch gallery of the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich, hosts in 2013 a comprehensive exhibition of the works of the German-American painter Jerry Zeniuk. In this place - inspired by a world of pictures - Ernst Reijseger records his solo programme “Crystal Palace”. 

The musician Ernst Reijseger and the painter Jerry Zeniuk know each other since the mid 90s. This encounter turns out to be an extraordinary constellation. Both artists deal with painting as well as music. Jerry Zeniuks connection with music is closely linked to his work as a painter. Many of his pieces are made while listening to music. Zeniuk carries the abstraction on, concentrates on the basic elements, leaves only the absolute necessary and creates new space with colours. Ernst Reijseger originally comes from the free jazz and seems to prepare in his work the return to tonality. He plays with the elements of melodies, rhythms and cadences and works with the room, concentrates on simple effects, in order to reach out to his listeners. 

Reijseger lets himself be inspired by the images. His improvisations are sensitive and tender, some miniatures seem to explode and flow into new parts with catchy melodies inviting to hum along. A thrilling experiment, with Ernst Reijseger’s music not being played after a score but according to the colours of Jerry Zeniuk. 

The recording is done in an outstanding way. One microphone that works like the ear, our most sensitive sensory organ, records all audible perceptions directly to an analog tape. 7 x 4 = 28 single works (miniatures) are created for the album „Crystal Palace”, sounds full of colour.

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