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

D0 note (18.35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

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

F0 note (21.83 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

G0 note (24.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

A0 note (27.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

Cârneci, Carmen: Lichtung2 



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    MERIDIAN International Festival, Bucharest, Romania
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    Les AMIS Piano Duo: Erika Crino and Marianna Humetska
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    Just like LICHTUNG. Giacometti-Szene (1997), the later recomposed LICHTUNG2 (2011) sounds hermetical, “like a geometrical calculation”; still, this geometry allows feelings to breathe, even if for only a while. With post-expressionist allure and minimalist realisation, both pieces have a certain objectivity in leading the expression. „The complex polyphonic conception, the precision in rhythm and the numerous degrees in dynamics create together a kind of artificial space, like a public-less museum hall – as Carneci wrote – across which obsessively repeated sounds cease to echo”. (Despina Petecel-Theodoru, from the Booklet to the CD: Carmen Maria Carneci – „Chamber music”). LICHTUNG2 was generated by the idea of taking apart, unfolding and spreading out the sonorous flux – as it already existed in LICHTUNG – upon a larger accoustic field covered by the two pianos; this recomposition attempt brought with it an important alteration of the initial expression: once started, the bunch of polyphonic lines rebuilds itself continuously to more stable configurations that should generate either states of a quasy-levitation between lowest sounds anchors, or states of agitation, still ever kept under control. (Carmen M. Carneci, 2011)




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