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Forestallings

Forestallings

for orchestra


  • Instrumentation: orchestra
  • Edition: performance material

 
Description
My piece, Forestallings, takes just the opening gesture from Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 as a point of departure. From that rather stark D – an anacrusis, my slow introduction unfolds in its own direction, quickly parting ways from Beethoven’s. I explore a constellation of harmonies which then lead to a faster music, which derives from the same material as what I used in my slow introduction, but now reimagined in a more urgent character. The slow music and the fast music form a sort of dialectic and a dialogue, and a sense of conflict is produced by the harmonic constellation whose hierarchies shift throughout the length of the piece. It ends uncertain of which tonal center leans upon which, asking a question rather than offering a resolution. Hannah Lash
Details
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
Content text: I
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Difficulty: advanced
Performance duration: 12'0"
Publisher: Schott Helicon Music Corporation
Year of composition: 2019-2020
instrumentation: 2.2.2.2.-2.2.1.0-timp-str
Performances
Conductor: Krzysztof Urbański
Orchestra: Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
2020-01-10 | Indianapolis, IN (United States of America), Hilbert Circle Theatre | World Premiere
My piece, Forestallings, takes just the opening gesture from Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 as a point of departure. From that rather stark D – an anacrusis, my slow introduction unfolds in its own direction, quickly parting ways from Beethoven’s. I explore a constellation of harmonies which then lead to a faster music, which derives from the same material as what I used in my slow introduction, but now reimagined in a more urgent character. The slow music and the fast music form a sort of dialectic and a dialogue, and a sense of conflict is produced by the harmonic constellation whose hierarchies shift throughout the length of the piece. It ends uncertain of which tonal center leans upon which, asking a question rather than offering a resolution. Hannah Lash
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
Content text: I
II
Difficulty: advanced
Performance duration: 12'0"
Publisher: Schott Helicon Music Corporation
Year of composition: 2019-2020
instrumentation: 2.2.2.2.-2.2.1.0-timp-str
Conductor: Krzysztof Urbański
Orchestra: Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
2020-01-10 | Indianapolis, IN (United States of America), Hilbert Circle Theatre | World Premiere