for string quartet (1998)

World premiere Berlin 1998 (Kairos Quartett)Score

Recording 

Commentary 

In this piece, I deal more intensely with the layers and registers of string instruments, which overlap to speech-like sounds. 
The sounds "b", "r" and "d" in the title become languid, narrow chord voicings, the vowels to more radiant combinations. 
I used a method of orchestration which I originally designed for the orchestral work "Nicanor". The character of the blended sound (Mischklang) is amplified by the prevalence of double stops. Again and again new musical discourses on one, two or more orchestrated speech sounds arise. 
The pure sound of strings, with its neutral character, often functions as a refuge and resting place for the reorganization of the timbre, but can also be regarded as a primordial soup of sonic possibilities that need to be crystallized. 
Towards the end of the piece there is a passage in which the title itself can be heard as a result of timbral combinations - even if it is stretched out quite a lot in comparison to the normal rhythm of speech.
This piece is dedicated to the Kairos Quartet.

Duration 

32 min

Instrumentation 

2 violins
viola
violoncello

Review 

bruillards_rezension

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for string quartet (1998)

World premiere Berlin 1998 (Kairos Quartett)Score

Recording 

Commentary 

In this piece, I deal more intensely with the layers and registers of string instruments, which overlap to speech-like sounds. 
The sounds "b", "r" and "d" in the title become languid, narrow chord voicings, the vowels to more radiant combinations. 
I used a method of orchestration which I originally designed for the orchestral work "Nicanor". The character of the blended sound (Mischklang) is amplified by the prevalence of double stops. Again and again new musical discourses on one, two or more orchestrated speech sounds arise. 
The pure sound of strings, with its neutral character, often functions as a refuge and resting place for the reorganization of the timbre, but can also be regarded as a primordial soup of sonic possibilities that need to be crystallized. 
Towards the end of the piece there is a passage in which the title itself can be heard as a result of timbral combinations - even if it is stretched out quite a lot in comparison to the normal rhythm of speech.
This piece is dedicated to the Kairos Quartet.

Duration 

32 min

Instrumentation 

2 violins
viola
violoncello

Review 

bruillards_rezension

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