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Slinckx, Pierre: sk#2 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    sk#2
  • Subtitle: 
  • Composer: 
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    10
  • Year of composition: 
    2016
  • First performance (year): 
    2016
  • First performance (venue): 
    Aula Magna Louvain-la-Neuve University
  • First performance (performers): 
    Ensemble Sturm und Klang Mond. Thomas Van Haeperen
  • Conductor: 
    Obligatory
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    SK#2 : program notes
    This piece was commissioned by belgian orchestra Sturm und Klang. It was premiered by Beethoven's third symphony's side as an homage to the Viennese master. The link between SK#2 and Beethoven's third is mainly to be found in the exploration of polyrhythmic potential to create ambiguous pulsations. In the first movement of his symphony, Beethoven destabilizes the 3-beats music by insistingly playing a 2-beats pattern and creating a new perception of the time signature! SK#2 is based on this very idea : finding the exact moment where one's perception of the pulsation changes... and playing with it! In order to amplify this drifting perception of the pulsation, the piece is constantly drifting upwards melodically, harmonically and “timbrally” in a kind of ornamented Shepard-Risset glissando. About the title, there's not much to say! “SK” because I wrote the piece for Sturm und Klang and “#2” because it's the second piece I write for them.

  • Technical specs: 

    The orchestra is a classical Beethovenian orchestra :
    2 Flutes
    2 Oboes
    2 Clarinets in Bb
    2 Bassoons
    3 Horns in F
    2 Trumpets in C
    Percussion set :
    – G-tuned wah-wah tube
    – 2 timpanis (or more)
    – 1 hi-hat (wooden sticks)
    – 1 medium tuned woodblock (soft mallets)
    6 Violin 1 5 Violin 2 4 Viola
    2 Cello
    1 Double bass
    (String section can be slightly modified)
    SK#2 : Technical rider

 

Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
35
Musicians1st player2nd player
Flute
2
C
C
Oboe
2
Oboe
Oboe
Clarinet
2
B-flat
B-flat
Saxophone
2
Bassoon
2
Bassoon
Bassoon
Horn (F)
2
Trumpet
2
C
C
Trombone
2
Musicians1st player2nd player
Violin
11
Viola
4
Cello
2
Double Bass
2
4-string

 

 

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