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Borzelli, Sylvia: Eartwitness (familiar 2) 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    Eartwitness (familiar 2)
  • Subtitle: 
    for string quartet and stereo soundtracks
  • Composer: 
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    15
  • Year of composition: 
    2017
  • First performance (year): 
    0
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    Earwitness is a collection of fifty portraits, short paradigms of human behaviors, written by E. Canetti in 1974. The title of the piece relates to one of them. «The earwitness makes no effort to look, but he hears all the better. He (..) hears whatever is to be heard, and moves away untouched and absent».
    The subittle "familiar" of the title refers to the nature of sounds I've decided to use for the piece: me listening around, some familiar voices, familiar soundscapes... The recordings were realized during the summer/early autumn 2017 and they are organized in the piece in a cronological order following the arc of a symbolic day.
    There are 2 types of stereo soundtracks in the piece. - a tape/bourdon-: soundtrack based on the fa4-sol4 - tapes/field recordings: different soundtracks consisting of field recordings. The quartet should be slightly amplified in order to be in balance with the tapes and according to the acoustics of the concert hall.

 

Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
5
PerformersElectronicsVisuals
AudioVisuals
1
2-channel electronics
Musicians1st player2nd player
Violin
2
Viola
1
Cello
1

 

 

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