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

Hettne, Jenny: Bells and Tides 



Basic information



  • Program notes: 

    When UmeDuo commissioned Bells and Tides they asked for a piece freely inspired by music
    from another culture. I choose Carnatic music of southern India, with the most concrete
    inspiration source being the characteristic percussion instrument Ghatam. The pitch of the
    Ghatam used by UmeDuo, a quarter tone low F, became the fundament of the piece. Around
    the sound of the Ghatam I wanted to build an undulating, inharmonic sound world, expanding
    and contracting - Tides. In the cello; glissandi, natural harmonics and prepared strings
    creating gong-like sounds, in percussion; Japanese singing bowls, gongs and saucer bells. The
    second part focuses on hands and fingers on the Indian hand drum Dholak, frame drum and
    Ghatam and quiet percussive sounds on the cello.

  • Technical specs: 

    Technical rider
    Cello: Two small (2,5 cm) wooden pegs.
    Percussion: 3 singing bowls, temple blocks, Ghatam (can be replaced by Udu), Dholak (can
    be replaced by a similiar ethnic hand drum), frame drum, pitch-bend gong, 4 Thai gongs.



Total number of musicians: 
Musicians1st player2nd player



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