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volapük

volapük

Version for small orchestra


  • Instrumentation: small orchestra
  • Edition: performance material

 
Description
In volapük, the orchestra is a continent, with each group of instruments embodying different regions. The concept is based on the attempt to make instruments sound alike, or to imitate the sound of another instrument. Thus, the piece’s ‘soundscape’ will be a collection of similarities in which differences always show through. The title refers to an early attempt at a constructed ‘world language’, the Volapük language, with its idea of overcoming differences by standardisation. In this sense, my piece will deal with the ambiguity of assimilating versus accepting, or even emphasising, differences. Benjamin Schweitzer
Details
Auftragswerk : Auftragswerk von ONE – An Orchestra Network for Europe (Orchestre de Picardie, Jenaer Philharmonie, Slovak Sinfonietta Žilina, Simfonični orkester RTV Slovenija, Filharmonia Ślaska Katowice) im Rahmen des Projekts Mont Blanc Symphony
Performance duration: 7'0"
Publisher: Schott Music
Uraufführung : 10. Oktober 2014 Amiens, Maison de la Culture (F) · Dirigent: Edmon Colomer · Orchestre de Picardie
Year of composition: 2011-2012
instrumentation: 2 (2. auch Picc.) · 2 (2. auch Engl. Hr.) · 2 (1. in B, 2. in A) · 2 (2. auch Kfg.) - 2 · 2 · 0 · 0 - 3 P. S. (Vibr. · Kuhgl. · hg. Beck. · Donnerblech · kl. Tr. · gr. Tr. · 2 Holzbl. · 2 Tempelbl. · Guero · Flex.) (1-2 Spieler) - Str. (mind. 8 · 6 · 4 · 4 · 2 [mind. 1 Fünfsaiter])
Delivery rights: worldwide
Performances
Conductor: N.N.
Orchestra: Slovak Sinfonietta Žilina
2015-02-26 | Žilina (Slovakia) | national Premiere
Conductor: Edmon Colomer
Orchestra: Orchestre de Picardie
2014-10-12 | Laon (France), Eglise St Martin
Conductor: Edmon Colomer
Orchestra: Orchestre de Picardie
2014-10-11 | Compiègne (France), Théâtre Impérial
Conductor: Edmon Colomer
Orchestra: Orchestre de Picardie
2014-10-10 | Amiens (France), Maison de la Culture | World Premiere
In volapük, the orchestra is a continent, with each group of instruments embodying different regions. The concept is based on the attempt to make instruments sound alike, or to imitate the sound of another instrument. Thus, the piece’s ‘soundscape’ will be a collection of similarities in which differences always show through. The title refers to an early attempt at a constructed ‘world language’, the Volapük language, with its idea of overcoming differences by standardisation. In this sense, my piece will deal with the ambiguity of assimilating versus accepting, or even emphasising, differences. Benjamin Schweitzer
Auftragswerk : Auftragswerk von ONE – An Orchestra Network for Europe (Orchestre de Picardie, Jenaer Philharmonie, Slovak Sinfonietta Žilina, Simfonični orkester RTV Slovenija, Filharmonia Ślaska Katowice) im Rahmen des Projekts Mont Blanc Symphony
Performance duration: 7'0"
Publisher: Schott Music
Uraufführung : 10. Oktober 2014 Amiens, Maison de la Culture (F) · Dirigent: Edmon Colomer · Orchestre de Picardie
Year of composition: 2011-2012
instrumentation: 2 (2. auch Picc.) · 2 (2. auch Engl. Hr.) · 2 (1. in B, 2. in A) · 2 (2. auch Kfg.) - 2 · 2 · 0 · 0 - 3 P. S. (Vibr. · Kuhgl. · hg. Beck. · Donnerblech · kl. Tr. · gr. Tr. · 2 Holzbl. · 2 Tempelbl. · Guero · Flex.) (1-2 Spieler) - Str. (mind. 8 · 6 · 4 · 4 · 2 [mind. 1 Fünfsaiter])
Delivery rights: worldwide
Conductor: N.N.
Orchestra: Slovak Sinfonietta Žilina
2015-02-26 | Žilina (Slovakia) | national Premiere
Conductor: Edmon Colomer
Orchestra: Orchestre de Picardie
2014-10-12 | Laon (France), Eglise St Martin
Conductor: Edmon Colomer
Orchestra: Orchestre de Picardie
2014-10-11 | Compiègne (France), Théâtre Impérial
Conductor: Edmon Colomer
Orchestra: Orchestre de Picardie
2014-10-10 | Amiens (France), Maison de la Culture | World Premiere