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C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

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Bowden, Mark: Five Memos 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    Five Memos
  • Composer: 
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    12
  • Year of composition: 
    2015
  • First performance (year): 
    2015
  • First performance (venue): 
    Premiere at Newbury Spring Festival in 2015. Subsequent performances in London and New York.
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    Lightness – Quickness – Exactitude – Visibility – Multiplicity

    I took Italo Calvino’s series of Charles Eliot Norton Lectures, Six Memos for the Next Millennium, as a starting point to create a five-movement work for violin and piano. My ambition, to create musical responses to the artistic virtues Calvino held up as being of particular importance for writers, and artists, of the future.

  • Technical specs: 

    Any number of the five movements, in any combination, can be selected. If played in its entirety the piece is 16’35” or the individual movement-durations are as follows:
    2’23”
    3’01”
    4’35”
    2’51”
    3’45”

 

Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
2
MusiciansInstruments
Keyboard
1
Piano
Musicians1st player2nd player
Violin
1

 

 

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