BLURRED FORMATIONS

for guitar and accordion

Duration:

10 minutes
 

Instrumentation:   

classical guitar and concert accordion

Year Composed:  

2002
 

Written For:            
Erika Santek-Pircher and Harald Pröckl

Commissioned By:

Erika Santek-Pircher and Harald Pröckl

Premiere Performance:

30 April 2003
Innsbruck, Austria
Erika Santek-Pircher, guitar
Harald Pröckl, accordion

Program Notes:

While composing Blurred Formations, I was occupied with the ideas of ever-changing spots of color, constantly-moving ocean plants, sea anemones and fish shoals. Usually, these visual images fascinate our eyes, as their continuous formation is truly harmonious and somewhat mysterious. Yet, the endless formations are not necessarily easy to catch or view sharply. These blurred formations in their visual sense, intrigued me to search for their sonic equivalence. Through ever-changing clusters, vague arpeggiations and occasional chromatic melody, I tried to translate my images into sound. In some cases the blur is thick and dark, and in some cases thin, light and spacious. Both the accordion and guitar contribute to the clearness and the blurriness of the formations, each with its own unique timbre.

 
 

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