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Awakenings

Awakenings

inspired by Dr. Oliver Sacks' book "Awakenings"


  • Edition: performance material

 
Description
In composing Awakenings, I was inspired by the exquisite art and stunning imagery of Oliver Sacks’ prose, and above all by the lives of the uniquely tragic patients he writes about. His book, Awakenings, written in the form of a series of case studies and footnotes, suggested the musical structure and characteristics of the score. While not specifically programmatic, I hope that the music may express some understanding of the patients as well as the sense of nostalgia, anger and longing they felt for their stolen past. (Tobias Picker )

Awakenings was commissioned by the Rambert Dance Company, which toured the work throughout the UK in 80 performances, with choreography by Aletta Collins.
Details
Auftragswerk : Commissioned for Rambert Dance Company by Daniel Katz Limited
Performance duration: 25'0"
Publisher: Schott Helicon Music Corporation
Uraufführung : 22. September 2010 Salford, The Lowry (UK) Rambert Dance Company · Choreographie: Aletta Collins · Rambert Dance Company
Year of composition: 2010
instrumentation: 1(pic,afl).1(ca).1(bcl).1-1.1(pictpt).0.0-timp(also concert toms).perc(glsp, xyl, mar, tub bells, tam-t, cym, s.d, concert toms, b.d, shaker, whip)-hp.pno-str(1.1.1.1.1)
Delivery rights: worldwide
Performances
Conductor: Lowell Liebermann
Orchestra: Mannes College of Music
2014-05-02 | New York, NY (United States of America), Mannes Concert Hall
Orchestra: Orchestra of St. Luke's
2013-04-19 | New York, NY (United States of America), New York Live Arts
2011-06-24 | Innsbruck (Austria), Dogana — 20.30 h
2011-06-23 | Innsbruck (Austria), Dogana — 20.30 h
2011-06-22 | Innsbruck (Austria), Dogana — 20.30 h | national Premiere
Conductor: Paul Hoskins
Orchestra: Rambert Orchestra
2011-04-15 | Shrewsbury (United Kingdom), Theatre Severn — 19.30 h
Conductor: Paul Hoskins
Orchestra: Rambert Orchestra
2011-04-14 | Shrewsbury (United Kingdom), Theatre Severn — 19.30 h
Conductor: Paul Hoskins
Orchestra: Rambert Orchestra
2011-04-13 | Shrewsbury (United Kingdom), Theatre Severn — 19.30 h
Conductor: Paul Hoskins
Orchestra: Rambert Orchestra
2011-04-13 | Shrewsbury (United Kingdom), Theatre Severn — 14.30 h
Conductor: Paul Hoskins
Orchestra: Rambert Orchestra
2011-04-12 | Shrewsbury (United Kingdom), Theatre Severn — 19.30 h
Conductor: Paul Hoskins
Orchestra: Rambert Orchestra
2011-04-08 | Nottingham (United Kingdom), Theatre Royal — 19.30 h
Conductor: Paul Hoskins
Orchestra: Rambert Orchestra
2011-04-07 | Nottingham (United Kingdom), Theatre Royal — 14.00 h
Conductor: Paul Hoskins
Orchestra: Rambert Orchestra
2011-04-07 | Nottingham (United Kingdom), Theatre Royal — 19.30 h
Conductor: Paul Hoskins
Orchestra: Rambert Orchestra
2011-04-06 | Nottingham (United Kingdom), Theatre Royal — 19.30 h
Conductor: Paul Hoskins
Orchestra: Rambert Orchestra
2011-03-26 | Brighton (United Kingdom), Theatre Royal — 19.30 h
Conductor: Paul Hoskins
Orchestra: Rambert Orchestra
2011-03-26 | Brighton (United Kingdom), Theatre Royal — 14.30 h
Conductor: Paul Hoskins
Orchestra: Rambert Orchestra
2011-03-25 | Brighton (United Kingdom), Theatre Royal — 19.30 h
Conductor: Paul Hoskins
Orchestra: Rambert Orchestra
2011-03-24 | Brighton (United Kingdom), Theatre Royal — 19.30 h
Conductor: Paul Hoskins
Orchestra: Rambert Orchestra
2011-03-24 | Brighton (United Kingdom), Theatre Royal — 14.00 h
Conductor: Paul Hoskins
Orchestra: Rambert Orchestra
2011-03-23 | Brighton (United Kingdom), Theatre Royal — 19.30 h
Conductor: Paul Hoskins
Orchestra: Rambert Orchestra
2011-03-19 | Mold (United Kingdom), Clwyd Theatr Cymru — 14.30 h
Conductor: Paul Hoskins
Orchestra: Rambert Orchestra
2011-03-19 | Mold (United Kingdom), Clwyd Theatr Cymru — 19.30 h
Conductor: Paul Hoskins
Orchestra: Rambert Orchestra
2011-03-18 | Mold (United Kingdom), Clwyd Theatr Cymru — 19.30 h
Conductor: Paul Hoskins
Orchestra: Rambert Orchestra
2011-03-17 | Mold (United Kingdom), Clwyd Theatr Cymru — 19.30 h
Conductor: Paul Hoskins
Orchestra: Rambert Orchestra
2011-03-16 | Mold (United Kingdom), Clwyd Theatr Cymru — 19.30 h
Conductor: Paul Hoskins
Orchestra: Rambert Orchestra
2011-03-03 | Northampton (United Kingdom), Royal and Derngate Theatre
Conductor: Paul Hoskins
Orchestra: Rambert Orchestra
2011-03-02 | Northampton (United Kingdom), Royal and Derngate Theatre
Conductor: Paul Hoskins
Orchestra: Rambert Orchestra
2011-02-22 | Inverness (United Kingdom), Eden Court
Conductor: Paul Hoskins
Orchestra: Rambert Orchestra
2011-02-18 | Edinburgh (United Kingdom), Festival Theatres
Conductor: Paul Hoskins
Orchestra: Rambert Orchestra
2011-02-17 | Edinburgh (United Kingdom), Festival Theatres
Conductor: Paul Hoskins
Orchestra: Rambert Orchestra
2011-02-16 | Edinburgh (United Kingdom), Festival Theatres
Conductor: Paul Hoskins
Orchestra: Rambert Orchestra
2011-02-11 | Truro (United Kingdom), Hall for Cornwall
Conductor: Paul Hoskins
Orchestra: Rambert Orchestra
2011-02-10 | Truro (United Kingdom), Hall for Cornwall
2010-12-04 | Plymouth (United Kingdom), Theatre Royal — 19.30 h
2010-12-03 | Plymouth (United Kingdom), Theatre Royal — 19.30 h
2010-12-02 | Plymouth (United Kingdom), Theatre Royal — 19.30 h
2010-12-01 | Plymouth (United Kingdom), Theatre Royal — 19.30 h
2010-11-13 | London (United Kingdom), Sadler\'s Wells — 19.30 h
2010-11-13 | London (United Kingdom), Sadler\'s Wells — 14.30 h
2010-11-12 | London (United Kingdom), Sadler\'s Wells — 19.30 h
2010-11-11 | London (United Kingdom), Sadler\'s Wells — 19.30 h
2010-11-11 | London (United Kingdom), Sadler\'s Wells — 14.00 h
2010-11-10 | London (United Kingdom), Sadler\'s Wells — 19.30 h
2010-11-09 | London (United Kingdom), Sadler\'s Wells — 19.30 h
2010-11-05 | Stoke (United Kingdom), Regent Theatre — 19.45 h
2010-11-04 | Stoke (United Kingdom), Regent Theatre — 19.45 h
2010-11-03 | Stoke (United Kingdom), Regent Theatre — 19.45 h
2010-10-23 | Bath (United Kingdom), Theatre Royal — 14.30 h
2010-10-23 | Bath (United Kingdom), Theatre Royal — 19.30 h
2010-10-22 | Bath (United Kingdom), Theatre Royal — 14.30 h
2010-10-22 | Bath (United Kingdom), Theatre Royal — 19.30 h
2010-10-21 | Bath (United Kingdom), Theatre Royal — 19.30 h
2010-10-15 | Norwich (United Kingdom), Theatre Royal — 19.30 h
2010-10-14 | Norwich (United Kingdom), Theatre Royal — 14.30 h
2010-10-14 | Norwich (United Kingdom), Theatre Royal — 19.30 h
2010-10-13 | Norwich (United Kingdom), Theatre Royal — 19.30 h
2010-10-08 | High Wycombe (United Kingdom), Wycombe Swan — 19.30 h
2010-10-07 | High Wycombe (United Kingdom), Wycombe Swan — 19.30 h
2010-10-06 | High Wycombe (United Kingdom), Wycombe Swan — 19.30 h
2010-10-02 | Llandudno (United Kingdom), Venue Cymru — 19.30 h
2010-10-01 | Llandudno (United Kingdom), Venue Cymru — 19.30 h
2010-09-24 | Salford (United Kingdom), The Lowry — 19.30 h
2010-09-24 | Salford (United Kingdom), The Lowry — 13.30 h
2010-09-23 | Salford (United Kingdom), The Lowry — 19.30 h
2010-09-22 | Salford (United Kingdom), The Lowry — 19.30 h | World Premiere
In composing Awakenings, I was inspired by the exquisite art and stunning imagery of Oliver Sacks’ prose, and above all by the lives of the uniquely tragic patients he writes about. His book, Awakenings, written in the form of a series of case studies and footnotes, suggested the musical structure and characteristics of the score. While not specifically programmatic, I hope that the music may express some understanding of the patients as well as the sense of nostalgia, anger and longing they felt for their stolen past. (Tobias Picker )

Awakenings was commissioned by the Rambert Dance Company, which toured the work throughout the UK in 80 performances, with choreography by Aletta Collins.
Auftragswerk : Commissioned for Rambert Dance Company by Daniel Katz Limited
Performance duration: 25'0"
Publisher: Schott Helicon Music Corporation
Uraufführung : 22. September 2010 Salford, The Lowry (UK) Rambert Dance Company · Choreographie: Aletta Collins · Rambert Dance Company
Year of composition: 2010
instrumentation: 1(pic,afl).1(ca).1(bcl).1-1.1(pictpt).0.0-timp(also concert toms).perc(glsp, xyl, mar, tub bells, tam-t, cym, s.d, concert toms, b.d, shaker, whip)-hp.pno-str(1.1.1.1.1)
Delivery rights: worldwide
Conductor: Lowell Liebermann
Orchestra: Mannes College of Music
2014-05-02 | New York, NY (United States of America), Mannes Concert Hall
Orchestra: Orchestra of St. Luke's
2013-04-19 | New York, NY (United States of America), New York Live Arts
2011-06-24 | Innsbruck (Austria), Dogana — 20.30 h
2011-06-23 | Innsbruck (Austria), Dogana — 20.30 h
2011-06-22 | Innsbruck (Austria), Dogana — 20.30 h | national Premiere
Conductor: Paul Hoskins
Orchestra: Rambert Orchestra
2011-04-15 | Shrewsbury (United Kingdom), Theatre Severn — 19.30 h
Conductor: Paul Hoskins
Orchestra: Rambert Orchestra
2011-04-14 | Shrewsbury (United Kingdom), Theatre Severn — 19.30 h
Conductor: Paul Hoskins
Orchestra: Rambert Orchestra
2011-04-13 | Shrewsbury (United Kingdom), Theatre Severn — 19.30 h
Conductor: Paul Hoskins
Orchestra: Rambert Orchestra
2011-04-13 | Shrewsbury (United Kingdom), Theatre Severn — 14.30 h
Conductor: Paul Hoskins
Orchestra: Rambert Orchestra
2011-04-12 | Shrewsbury (United Kingdom), Theatre Severn — 19.30 h
Conductor: Paul Hoskins
Orchestra: Rambert Orchestra
2011-04-08 | Nottingham (United Kingdom), Theatre Royal — 19.30 h
Conductor: Paul Hoskins
Orchestra: Rambert Orchestra
2011-04-07 | Nottingham (United Kingdom), Theatre Royal — 14.00 h
Conductor: Paul Hoskins
Orchestra: Rambert Orchestra
2011-04-07 | Nottingham (United Kingdom), Theatre Royal — 19.30 h
Conductor: Paul Hoskins
Orchestra: Rambert Orchestra
2011-04-06 | Nottingham (United Kingdom), Theatre Royal — 19.30 h
Conductor: Paul Hoskins
Orchestra: Rambert Orchestra
2011-03-26 | Brighton (United Kingdom), Theatre Royal — 19.30 h
Conductor: Paul Hoskins
Orchestra: Rambert Orchestra
2011-03-26 | Brighton (United Kingdom), Theatre Royal — 14.30 h
Conductor: Paul Hoskins
Orchestra: Rambert Orchestra
2011-03-25 | Brighton (United Kingdom), Theatre Royal — 19.30 h
Conductor: Paul Hoskins
Orchestra: Rambert Orchestra
2011-03-24 | Brighton (United Kingdom), Theatre Royal — 19.30 h
Conductor: Paul Hoskins
Orchestra: Rambert Orchestra
2011-03-24 | Brighton (United Kingdom), Theatre Royal — 14.00 h
Conductor: Paul Hoskins
Orchestra: Rambert Orchestra
2011-03-23 | Brighton (United Kingdom), Theatre Royal — 19.30 h
Conductor: Paul Hoskins
Orchestra: Rambert Orchestra
2011-03-19 | Mold (United Kingdom), Clwyd Theatr Cymru — 14.30 h
Conductor: Paul Hoskins
Orchestra: Rambert Orchestra
2011-03-19 | Mold (United Kingdom), Clwyd Theatr Cymru — 19.30 h
Conductor: Paul Hoskins
Orchestra: Rambert Orchestra
2011-03-18 | Mold (United Kingdom), Clwyd Theatr Cymru — 19.30 h
Conductor: Paul Hoskins
Orchestra: Rambert Orchestra
2011-03-17 | Mold (United Kingdom), Clwyd Theatr Cymru — 19.30 h
Conductor: Paul Hoskins
Orchestra: Rambert Orchestra
2011-03-16 | Mold (United Kingdom), Clwyd Theatr Cymru — 19.30 h
Conductor: Paul Hoskins
Orchestra: Rambert Orchestra
2011-03-03 | Northampton (United Kingdom), Royal and Derngate Theatre
Conductor: Paul Hoskins
Orchestra: Rambert Orchestra
2011-03-02 | Northampton (United Kingdom), Royal and Derngate Theatre
Conductor: Paul Hoskins
Orchestra: Rambert Orchestra
2011-02-22 | Inverness (United Kingdom), Eden Court
Conductor: Paul Hoskins
Orchestra: Rambert Orchestra
2011-02-18 | Edinburgh (United Kingdom), Festival Theatres
Conductor: Paul Hoskins
Orchestra: Rambert Orchestra
2011-02-17 | Edinburgh (United Kingdom), Festival Theatres
Conductor: Paul Hoskins
Orchestra: Rambert Orchestra
2011-02-16 | Edinburgh (United Kingdom), Festival Theatres
Conductor: Paul Hoskins
Orchestra: Rambert Orchestra
2011-02-11 | Truro (United Kingdom), Hall for Cornwall
Conductor: Paul Hoskins
Orchestra: Rambert Orchestra
2011-02-10 | Truro (United Kingdom), Hall for Cornwall
2010-12-04 | Plymouth (United Kingdom), Theatre Royal — 19.30 h
2010-12-03 | Plymouth (United Kingdom), Theatre Royal — 19.30 h
2010-12-02 | Plymouth (United Kingdom), Theatre Royal — 19.30 h
2010-12-01 | Plymouth (United Kingdom), Theatre Royal — 19.30 h
2010-11-13 | London (United Kingdom), Sadler\'s Wells — 19.30 h
2010-11-13 | London (United Kingdom), Sadler\'s Wells — 14.30 h
2010-11-12 | London (United Kingdom), Sadler\'s Wells — 19.30 h
2010-11-11 | London (United Kingdom), Sadler\'s Wells — 19.30 h
2010-11-11 | London (United Kingdom), Sadler\'s Wells — 14.00 h
2010-11-10 | London (United Kingdom), Sadler\'s Wells — 19.30 h
2010-11-09 | London (United Kingdom), Sadler\'s Wells — 19.30 h
2010-11-05 | Stoke (United Kingdom), Regent Theatre — 19.45 h
2010-11-04 | Stoke (United Kingdom), Regent Theatre — 19.45 h
2010-11-03 | Stoke (United Kingdom), Regent Theatre — 19.45 h
2010-10-23 | Bath (United Kingdom), Theatre Royal — 14.30 h
2010-10-23 | Bath (United Kingdom), Theatre Royal — 19.30 h
2010-10-22 | Bath (United Kingdom), Theatre Royal — 14.30 h
2010-10-22 | Bath (United Kingdom), Theatre Royal — 19.30 h
2010-10-21 | Bath (United Kingdom), Theatre Royal — 19.30 h
2010-10-15 | Norwich (United Kingdom), Theatre Royal — 19.30 h
2010-10-14 | Norwich (United Kingdom), Theatre Royal — 14.30 h
2010-10-14 | Norwich (United Kingdom), Theatre Royal — 19.30 h
2010-10-13 | Norwich (United Kingdom), Theatre Royal — 19.30 h
2010-10-08 | High Wycombe (United Kingdom), Wycombe Swan — 19.30 h
2010-10-07 | High Wycombe (United Kingdom), Wycombe Swan — 19.30 h
2010-10-06 | High Wycombe (United Kingdom), Wycombe Swan — 19.30 h
2010-10-02 | Llandudno (United Kingdom), Venue Cymru — 19.30 h
2010-10-01 | Llandudno (United Kingdom), Venue Cymru — 19.30 h
2010-09-24 | Salford (United Kingdom), The Lowry — 19.30 h
2010-09-24 | Salford (United Kingdom), The Lowry — 13.30 h
2010-09-23 | Salford (United Kingdom), The Lowry — 19.30 h
2010-09-22 | Salford (United Kingdom), The Lowry — 19.30 h | World Premiere