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

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Kaner, Matthew: The Calligrapher's Manuscript 



Basic information

  • Title: 
    The Calligrapher's Manuscript
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  • First performance (venue): 
    Barbican Hall, London
  • First performance (performers): 
    London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Robin Ticciata


  • Program notes: 

    Programme note for The Calligrapher’s Manuscript

    The Calligrapher's Manuscript takes its inspiration from the seventeenth-century calligrapher Johann Hering's
    private codex, in which various calligraphic techniques appear to be experimented with. Certain pages of the
    manuscript include texts from the bible and other sources, intensely
    adorned with elaborate ornaments. On other pages, the alphabet is
    written out in different fonts; first these are plain and predominantly
    Roman in style, but in later pages the script is increasingly
    decorated.Towards the very end, the letters themselves seem to have
    been forgotten altogether (or are perhaps completely engulfed by the
    ornamental figures) giving way
    to remarkably abstract designs, such as those seen here on the right.
    The piece was commissioned for the London Symphony Orchestra
    through the LSO Discovery by the Panufnik Young Composers
    Scheme, supported by the Helen Hamyln Trust.




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