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

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

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A0 note (27.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

Demetz, Eduard: tempo separato 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    tempo separato
  • Composer: 
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    11
  • Year of composition: 
    2018
  • First performance (year): 
    2018
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    TEMPO SEPARATO (Divided Time) was composed for the prehistoric time cave of Ursus Spelaeus in the Conturines Mountains (Dolomites). The title of the work refers to two times, primeval time and present time, which have lost contact with each other on the level of human consciousness. Tempo Separato is meant to create a link between the two worlds that have drifted apart. "I became aware that I was living in the skin of a prehistoric animal" read a text by Erri de Luca at the entrance to the cave. In my composition I used sounds and syllables from the above sentence. The strongly alienated syllables, in combination with percussive sounds, evoke a world of pre-linguistic signals. As a
    counterpoint to this, I have used complex superimpositions of rhythmic patterns.

  • Technical specs: 

    Required percussion instruments

    Player 1:
    snare drum
    2 wood blocks
    pandriq
    conch shell

    Player 2:
    2 tomtoms
    Bendir
    small gong

    Player 3:
    2 bongos
    Wind gong

    Player 4:
    Bass drum
    small drum

 

Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
4
MusiciansInstruments
Percussion
4
Bass Drum
Tom-Toms
Bongos
Wood Blocks
Other

 

 

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