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Petraškevičs, Jānis: Dead Wind 

 

 

Basic information

 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    Jānis Petraškevičs “Dead Wind” for orchestra (2017/18)

    The piece is about the struggle caused by an inner or outer force which restrains one from moving on smoothly. There are different pressures of varying degrees and changing states of resistence. As the title indicates, dead wind (Gegenwind) is chosen as the main metaphor here. Only when the resistance surpases the power of the dead wind, the music overcomes the fear of stuttering – it stutters freely, turning into a distorted tune. The piece has a bipartite structure and the music is goal-oriented. The processes of each part lead to an episode of resistance taking over, thus letting the force of distortion go wild.
    Commissioned by Südwestrundfunk for performance by the SWR Sinfonieorchester on 19 October 2018, as part of the Donaueschingener Musiktage 2018

 

Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
79
Musicians1st player2nd player
Flute
3
C
Piccolo
Oboe
3
Oboe
Cor anglais
Clarinet
3
B-flat
Bass
Bassoon
3
Bassoon
Contrabassoon
Horn (F)
4
Trumpet
3
C
C
Trombone
3
Tenor
Bass
Tuba
1
MusiciansInstruments
Percussion
4
Crotales
Vibraphone (C3)
Timpani
Bass Drum
Cymbals
Tamtam
Tom-Toms
Bongos
Wood Blocks
Other
Harp
1
 
Keyboard
1
Piano
Celeste
Musicians1st player2nd player
Violin
26
Viola
10
Cello
8
Double Bass
6
4-string
4-string

 

 

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