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New York

New York

Concerto for tuned percussion quintet and chamber orchestra


  • Instrumentation: percussion quintet and chamber orchestra
  • Edition: performance material

 
Description
New York (2004), a concerto for tuned percussion quintet and chamber orchestra, was commissioned by L'Ensemble de Basse-Normandie for Percussions Claviers de Lyon and was first performed in Hérouville, near Caen, in May 2004. The orchestra is a small one, here just 18 musicians comprising strings, wind quintet and piano, following the instrumental make-up of L'Ensemble, to give a more or less equal balance with the solo percussion group. The percussion quintet plays throughout almost without a break and while the individual parts are not fiendishly virtuosic the piece makes more purely musical demands on the players in terms of ensemble balance and colour. Although the piece is one continuous movement it falls into a number of distinct sections, each one being characterized by a clear change whether of tempo, energy, instrumental texture in the ensemble or as a whole or just within the percussion group (from beaters to bows for example). As with One Last Bar Then Joe Can Sing, the title came about, in part, through a misunderstanding. I had sent the piece to Normandy, referring to it as a "new work" and was surprised to receive information for the concert series that listed my piece as "New York". So, for me, the New York of the title is not the one in America (which was originally called New Amsterdam of course), but is a small village in Lincolnshire, which I pass through (in less than two minutes) when driving to visit Chris Hinkins, who does the computer setting for all my work, taking the American-sounding Boston-New York road, going from the equally different Boston in to the rural New York. Gavin Bryars.
Details
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by L'Ensemble - Orchestre de Basse-Normandie
Performance duration: 26'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
Uraufführung : 28. Mai 2004 Hérouville Saint-Clair, Théâtre (F) · Les percussions Claviers de Lyon · Dirigent: Dominique Debart · L’Ensemble - Orchestre de Basse-Normandie
Year of composition: 2004
instrumentation: 1.1.1.1-1.0.0.0-5perc(3glsp, 2vib, 2mar, xyl, bass mar, 3cym, 2tam-t, 2tri, antique cym, mark tree, tom-t)-pno-str(6.6.4.4.2 minimum)
Performances
Conductor: Christoph Altstaedt
Orchestra: Landesjugendorchester Sachsen
2019-04-28 | Dresden (Germany), Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber — 19:30
Conductor: Christoph Altstaedt
Orchestra: Landesjugendorchester Sachsen
2019-04-27 | Leipzig (Germany), Haus Leipzig — 20:00 | national Premiere
Conductor: Michael Linville
Orchestra: New World Symphony
2018-09-29 | Miami Beach, FL (United States of America), New World Center — 19:30 | national Premiere
Conductor: Tonino Battista
Orchestra: Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese
2017-12-16 | L\'Aquila (Italy), Teatro comunale — 18:00 | national Premiere
Conductor: Stanislas Kuchinsky
Orchestra: Students of Conservatory of Chatillon
2013-06-02 | Chatillon (France), Théâtre
Conductor: Risto Joost
Orchestra: Tallinn Chamber Orchestra
2010-11-13 | Tallinn (Estonia), KUMU Art Museum | national Premiere
Conductor: Dominique Debart
Orchestra: L'Ensemble - Orchestre de Basse-Normandie
2006-11-25 | Grenoble (France), Grenoble Auditorium — 19.30 h
Conductor: Dominique Debart
Orchestra: L'Ensemble - Orchestre de Basse-Normandie
2006-11-11 | Caen (France), Théâtre Municipal — 20.00 h
Conductor: Dominique Debart
Orchestra: L'Ensemble - Orchestre de Basse-Normandie
2006-11-08 | Lyon (France), Bourse du Travail — 21.00 h
Conductor: Bartosz Zurakowski
Orchestra: Filharmonia Opolska (Opole Philharmonic)
2004-10-29 | Opole (Poland), Philharmonic Concert Hall — 19.00 h | national Premiere
Conductor: Dominique Debart
Orchestra: L’Ensemble - Orchestre de Basse-Normandie
2004-06-04 | Saint-Denis (France), Basilique — Festival de Saint-Denis
Conductor: Dominique Debart
Orchestra: L’Ensemble - Orchestre de Basse-Normandie
2004-06-01 | Alençon (France), Théâtre
Conductor: Dominique Debart
Orchestra: L’Ensemble - Orchestre de Basse-Normandie
2004-05-28 | Hérouville Saint-Clair (France), Théâtre | World Premiere
Sound Clips
Bryars · New York for percussion quintet and chamber orchestra · sound clip
New York (2004), a concerto for tuned percussion quintet and chamber orchestra, was commissioned by L'Ensemble de Basse-Normandie for Percussions Claviers de Lyon and was first performed in Hérouville, near Caen, in May 2004. The orchestra is a small one, here just 18 musicians comprising strings, wind quintet and piano, following the instrumental make-up of L'Ensemble, to give a more or less equal balance with the solo percussion group. The percussion quintet plays throughout almost without a break and while the individual parts are not fiendishly virtuosic the piece makes more purely musical demands on the players in terms of ensemble balance and colour. Although the piece is one continuous movement it falls into a number of distinct sections, each one being characterized by a clear change whether of tempo, energy, instrumental texture in the ensemble or as a whole or just within the percussion group (from beaters to bows for example). As with One Last Bar Then Joe Can Sing, the title came about, in part, through a misunderstanding. I had sent the piece to Normandy, referring to it as a "new work" and was surprised to receive information for the concert series that listed my piece as "New York". So, for me, the New York of the title is not the one in America (which was originally called New Amsterdam of course), but is a small village in Lincolnshire, which I pass through (in less than two minutes) when driving to visit Chris Hinkins, who does the computer setting for all my work, taking the American-sounding Boston-New York road, going from the equally different Boston in to the rural New York. Gavin Bryars.
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by L'Ensemble - Orchestre de Basse-Normandie
Performance duration: 26'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
Uraufführung : 28. Mai 2004 Hérouville Saint-Clair, Théâtre (F) · Les percussions Claviers de Lyon · Dirigent: Dominique Debart · L’Ensemble - Orchestre de Basse-Normandie
Year of composition: 2004
instrumentation: 1.1.1.1-1.0.0.0-5perc(3glsp, 2vib, 2mar, xyl, bass mar, 3cym, 2tam-t, 2tri, antique cym, mark tree, tom-t)-pno-str(6.6.4.4.2 minimum)
Conductor: Christoph Altstaedt
Orchestra: Landesjugendorchester Sachsen
2019-04-28 | Dresden (Germany), Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber — 19:30
Conductor: Christoph Altstaedt
Orchestra: Landesjugendorchester Sachsen
2019-04-27 | Leipzig (Germany), Haus Leipzig — 20:00 | national Premiere
Conductor: Michael Linville
Orchestra: New World Symphony
2018-09-29 | Miami Beach, FL (United States of America), New World Center — 19:30 | national Premiere
Conductor: Tonino Battista
Orchestra: Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese
2017-12-16 | L\'Aquila (Italy), Teatro comunale — 18:00 | national Premiere
Conductor: Stanislas Kuchinsky
Orchestra: Students of Conservatory of Chatillon
2013-06-02 | Chatillon (France), Théâtre
Conductor: Risto Joost
Orchestra: Tallinn Chamber Orchestra
2010-11-13 | Tallinn (Estonia), KUMU Art Museum | national Premiere
Conductor: Dominique Debart
Orchestra: L'Ensemble - Orchestre de Basse-Normandie
2006-11-25 | Grenoble (France), Grenoble Auditorium — 19.30 h
Conductor: Dominique Debart
Orchestra: L'Ensemble - Orchestre de Basse-Normandie
2006-11-11 | Caen (France), Théâtre Municipal — 20.00 h
Conductor: Dominique Debart
Orchestra: L'Ensemble - Orchestre de Basse-Normandie
2006-11-08 | Lyon (France), Bourse du Travail — 21.00 h
Conductor: Bartosz Zurakowski
Orchestra: Filharmonia Opolska (Opole Philharmonic)
2004-10-29 | Opole (Poland), Philharmonic Concert Hall — 19.00 h | national Premiere
Conductor: Dominique Debart
Orchestra: L’Ensemble - Orchestre de Basse-Normandie
2004-06-04 | Saint-Denis (France), Basilique — Festival de Saint-Denis
Conductor: Dominique Debart
Orchestra: L’Ensemble - Orchestre de Basse-Normandie
2004-06-01 | Alençon (France), Théâtre
Conductor: Dominique Debart
Orchestra: L’Ensemble - Orchestre de Basse-Normandie
2004-05-28 | Hérouville Saint-Clair (France), Théâtre | World Premiere
Bryars · New York for percussion quintet and chamber orchestra · sound clip