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

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Rotaru, Diana: Glossolalia 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    Glossolalia
  • Composer: 
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    8
  • Year of composition: 
    2010
  • First performance (year): 
    2011
  • First performance (venue): 
    Stockholm
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    “Speaking in tongues” can be easily replaced with “writing music”, especially these days, when composers seem to have distanced themselves so much from the public. “Glossolalia” for violin and pre-recorded sounds is a very short study on the idea of obsession and on the elasticity of musical time.  The almost improvisatoric sonorous flow slides between claustrophobic chromatisms that slide, serpent-like, around pedal notes and diatonic echoes with a strange lullaby quality. The work was written for the great violonist George Kentros.

 

Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
2
PerformersElectronicsVisuals
AudioVisuals
1
2-channel electronics
Musicians1st player2nd player
Violin
1

 

 

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