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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

Seltenreich, Michael: Sparks and Flares 

 

 

Basic information

 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    “Imagine a dark boundless open space. Every minuet, movement, and tiny flicker of light catches our attention in such darkness. The colors and shades become more brilliant and clear in this primal scenery. This allows us to perceive tiny nuances in tone, timbre, pitch, and direction in space.
    This piece revolves around the notion of inception, the birth of themes and ideas as they originate from a micro occurrence. This piece tries to explore the infinite possibilities that can emerge out of the smallest of fragments, and each fragment is developed into a kaleidoscope of color.
    The piece has three basic types of movement in space. An upward motion (ascending arpeggio, accumulation of sounds in an upward contour, etc.), a downward motion, and a horizontal motion (a sustained note, cluster, or pattern). Throughout different points of the piece, the instruments can be found to have varied levels of intensity (in density, volume, register, timbre, etc.), and thus are found in different layers of the foreground, middle ground, and background.
    The piece is written as chain reaction of occurrences, and this dependency of occurrences is a continual sub theme. The occurrences are bound to every preceding note, and shift through the different parts of the piece in a metamorphosis.”

 

Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
6
Musicians1st player2nd player
Flute
1
C
Clarinet
1
B-flat
MusiciansInstruments
Percussion
1
Crotales
Glockenspiel
Marimba
Vibraphone (F3)
Xylophone
Keyboard
1
Piano
Musicians1st player2nd player
Violin
1
Cello
1

 

 

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