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

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Dediu, Dan: LEVANTE 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    LEVANTE
  • Composer: 
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    12
  • Year of composition: 
    2018
  • First performance (year): 
    2018
  • Conductor: 
    Obligatory
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    Chimeric mind map of the generic East, like in Schumann's Bilder aus Osten? Central point of a spiritual geometry, like in Kagel's Stücke der Windrose? Homage to the distance, like in the Ligeti’s Lontano? All three, certainly, and more: a symbolic auditive mandala, retrograde form (the bridge-form ABCDCBA/coda); a melodic main motif, built from three intervals: a minor second and two minor thirds; a musical transposition of the street architecture of my (and Xenakis’) hometown of Brăila, where all the streets form concentric semicircles (beginning and ending on the Danube) around a central axis, shaped like a Menorah.

    What is expected of a generic East? Among others - emotional intensity and extreme contrasts. Side effects: monstrosity, cruelty, madness, consolation, compassion, ecstasy. Levante.

 

Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
75
Musicians1st player2nd player
Flute
2
C
C
Oboe
3
Oboe
Oboe
Clarinet
3
B-flat
B-flat
Bassoon
3
Bassoon
Bassoon
Horn (F)
4
Trumpet
3
C
C
Trombone
3
Tenor
Tenor
Tuba
1
MusiciansInstruments
Harp
1
 
Keyboard
1
Piano
MusiciansInstruments
Non standard
1
Ethnic

Darabukka

Musicians1st player2nd player
Violin
26
Viola
10
Cello
8
Double Bass
6
5-string
5-string

 

 

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