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Knights of the strange

Knights of the strange

Tutti version for ensemble


  • Instrumentation: Ensemble
  • Edition: performance material

 
Description
The piece Knights of the strange is a piece of music poetry. Where a few words highlight the speculative / poetic connections between dreams, reality and reflection. The piece includes in it another piece: Knights of the strange (Duo). Duo is like an independent plant which comes from another climate inside the jungle of the tutti version. Both pieces are dedicated to my son Ko, as he leaves home for college. The title of the piece is taken from a book Ko created when he was four. The piece also includes some spoken phrases which are very mundane exchanges at home. The piece is also dedicated to ensemble PHACE and to the LA Philharmonic for whom it was written.

It is a piece where there is a real braiding between groups of the instruments. It is a very close look at the smallest mechanisms of impulse and reaction and at how impulse and reaction, when faced with some random element, can take quite a surprising turn into an unexpected territory. Chaya Czernowin
Details
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by Ensemble PHACE funded by Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, Gustavo Dudamel, Music Director
Performance duration: 19'0"
Publisher: Schott Music
Uraufführung : 20. November 2015 Wien, Konzerthaus (A) Wien Modern 2015 · Ensemble PHACE · Dirigent: Simeon Pironkoff
Year of composition: 2014
instrumentation: Fl. (auch Picc.) · Klar. · Altsax. - S. (1 P. (tief]) 4 Crot. (E [hoch], F# [tief], F# [hoch], A [hoch]), Vibr., Hi-Hat, 3 Rototoms [6'', 8'', 10''], Ballon, Sandpapierblock, Milchaufschäumer, 2 Radioempfänger) (1 Spieler) - E-Git. · Akk. · Klav. - Va. · Vc. · Kb.
Performances
Conductor: Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla
2016-03-01 | Los Angeles, CA (United States of America), Walt Disney Concert Hall — 20:00 | national Premiere
Conductor: Simeon Pironkoff
2015-11-20 | Wien (Austria), Konzerthaus | World Premiere
The piece Knights of the strange is a piece of music poetry. Where a few words highlight the speculative / poetic connections between dreams, reality and reflection. The piece includes in it another piece: Knights of the strange (Duo). Duo is like an independent plant which comes from another climate inside the jungle of the tutti version. Both pieces are dedicated to my son Ko, as he leaves home for college. The title of the piece is taken from a book Ko created when he was four. The piece also includes some spoken phrases which are very mundane exchanges at home. The piece is also dedicated to ensemble PHACE and to the LA Philharmonic for whom it was written.

It is a piece where there is a real braiding between groups of the instruments. It is a very close look at the smallest mechanisms of impulse and reaction and at how impulse and reaction, when faced with some random element, can take quite a surprising turn into an unexpected territory. Chaya Czernowin
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by Ensemble PHACE funded by Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, Gustavo Dudamel, Music Director
Performance duration: 19'0"
Publisher: Schott Music
Uraufführung : 20. November 2015 Wien, Konzerthaus (A) Wien Modern 2015 · Ensemble PHACE · Dirigent: Simeon Pironkoff
Year of composition: 2014
instrumentation: Fl. (auch Picc.) · Klar. · Altsax. - S. (1 P. (tief]) 4 Crot. (E [hoch], F# [tief], F# [hoch], A [hoch]), Vibr., Hi-Hat, 3 Rototoms [6'', 8'', 10''], Ballon, Sandpapierblock, Milchaufschäumer, 2 Radioempfänger) (1 Spieler) - E-Git. · Akk. · Klav. - Va. · Vc. · Kb.
Conductor: Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla
2016-03-01 | Los Angeles, CA (United States of America), Walt Disney Concert Hall — 20:00 | national Premiere
Conductor: Simeon Pironkoff
2015-11-20 | Wien (Austria), Konzerthaus | World Premiere