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Vilagi, Adam: Hunger 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    Hunger
  • Subtitle: 
  • Composer: 
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    13
  • Year of composition: 
    2016
  • First performance (year): 
    2016
  • First performance (venue): 
    Kuopio City Hall, Pasimusic Festival
  • First performance (performers): 
    NeoQuartet
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    Hunger was commissioned by the Pasimusic Festival and it’s dedicated to the NeoQuartet. The work was composed during the winter 2016.
    After listening a lot of music with my child over the past years, I noticed that a certain Hungarian children’s song’s melody had begun to ring in my mind. There is an element of a breeze-like motif that keeps reappearing in Hunger. This motif comes from this song’s melody.

    I began to analyze the structure of the pitches of this melody. This was done by dividing the melody into smaller units. As a result of this, I had a selection of melodic gestures. A common feature for these gestures were the use of quarter tones. This gives a certain surreal feeling for the use of melody, which I was fond of. By analyzing the structure of the pitches of the melody different kind of textural and
    harmonic ideas started to develop as well.

    Another important inspirer for Hunger has been the novel There Were Many Horses by Brazilian writer Luiz Ruffato. It’s an astonishing story of events happening during 24 hours in the hectic city of Sau Paolo. The social inequality that takes place in the events touched me deeply. These events aroused strong musical ideas in me. As the work progressed these ideas began to develop into textural ideas and create relationships with the innocence that the children’s song’s melody possesses.
    These factors became the power source of Hunger.

 

Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
15
Musicians1st player2nd player
Flute
1
Oboe
2
Clarinet
2
Saxophone
2
Bassoon
2
Trumpet
2
Trombone
2
Musicians1st player2nd player
Double Bass
2

 

 

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