Composing the remembrance of an inspiration

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Abstract

This piece, commissioned by the Spectra Ensemble for their participation in the 'Gouden Vleugels Contest 2008' in tandem with the Bl!indman[strings], is a tribute to Ludwig van Beethoven and Luciano Berio. It takes the fifth movement of Beethoven's string quartet nº 15 op. 132 and treats it as in Luciano Berio's Sinfonia. In other words: Beethoven (the past) tries to 'break through' Berio (the present). It is as if you 'remember' something without knowing precisely what it is: "Erinnerung". At the same time throughout the piece this idea of the past transforms itself to the point that it can be integrated into the present: "Er-Innerung". In the same way as the combination of a string quartet and ensemble reminds us of the idea of an eighteenth century Sinfonia Concertante (past), the use of electronic transformations recreates it into the present.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationORCiM Web Publications
PublisherOrpheus Instituut
Publication statusPublished - 17 Sep 2009
EventFinds and Results from the Swedish Cyprus Expedition: A Gender Perspective at the Medelhavsmuseet - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 21 Sep 200925 Sep 2009

Conference

ConferenceFinds and Results from the Swedish Cyprus Expedition: A Gender Perspective at the Medelhavsmuseet
CountrySweden
CityStockholm
Period21/09/0925/09/09

Keywords

  • music
  • music analysis
  • music score
  • music theory
  • composition
  • live electronics
  • algorithm

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