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Fast Darkness II: I freeze and melt

Fast Darkness II: I freeze and melt

for bass clarinet solo and large ensemble


  • Instrumentation: bassclarinet and ensemble
  • Edition: performance material

Description
Fast Darkness II: I freeze and melt is a sister piece to Fast Darkness I: I can see your turned eyes from inside your body. In both pieces there is a strong tilting and stretching or condensing of time. In Fast Darkness II the idea of the orchestral color is extended to notions of white on white: a whole section where color has been taken away, sucked in. The cyclical but unpredictable movements of gestures spiraling out of control is incoherent with the idea of fire, its various atmospheres, form the warmth and protectedness or its destructive uncontrolled force. The piece seems to look at the strange unpredictability of movement between these two states.
Chaya Czernowin
 
Details
Auftragswerk : Kompositionsauftrag des Ensemble intercontemporain, gefördert durch die Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung
Performance duration: 25'0"
Publisher: Schott Music
Year of composition: 2020
instrumentation: 2 · 2 · 2 Bassklar. · 1 - 2 · 2 · 1 · 1 - S. (Crot. [3 Sets] · Kuhgl. · Chinese Gongs · kl. Tamt. · 6 kl. Tr. mit Schnarrs. [2h./2m./2t.] · 3 Cong. · 3 Donnerbleche [h./m./t.] · 3 Superballs) (3 Spieler) - 2 Keyb. - Str. (3 · 0 · 2 · 2 · 1)
Performances
Conductor: David Robertson
Orchestra: Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
2021-06-28 | München (Germany), Herkulessaal | national Premiere
Conductor: Matthias Pintscher
Orchestra: Ensemble intercontemporain
2021-05-28 | Paris (France), Philharmonie — 20:30 | World Premiere
Fast Darkness II: I freeze and melt is a sister piece to Fast Darkness I: I can see your turned eyes from inside your body. In both pieces there is a strong tilting and stretching or condensing of time. In Fast Darkness II the idea of the orchestral color is extended to notions of white on white: a whole section where color has been taken away, sucked in. The cyclical but unpredictable movements of gestures spiraling out of control is incoherent with the idea of fire, its various atmospheres, form the warmth and protectedness or its destructive uncontrolled force. The piece seems to look at the strange unpredictability of movement between these two states.
Chaya Czernowin
 
Auftragswerk : Kompositionsauftrag des Ensemble intercontemporain, gefördert durch die Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung
Performance duration: 25'0"
Publisher: Schott Music
Year of composition: 2020
instrumentation: 2 · 2 · 2 Bassklar. · 1 - 2 · 2 · 1 · 1 - S. (Crot. [3 Sets] · Kuhgl. · Chinese Gongs · kl. Tamt. · 6 kl. Tr. mit Schnarrs. [2h./2m./2t.] · 3 Cong. · 3 Donnerbleche [h./m./t.] · 3 Superballs) (3 Spieler) - 2 Keyb. - Str. (3 · 0 · 2 · 2 · 1)
Conductor: David Robertson
Orchestra: Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
2021-06-28 | München (Germany), Herkulessaal | national Premiere
Conductor: Matthias Pintscher
Orchestra: Ensemble intercontemporain
2021-05-28 | Paris (France), Philharmonie — 20:30 | World Premiere