Bernard Cavanna
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Nine Tensions

for 12 musicians

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Estimated Duration
11 - 15min

ISMN : 979-0-2325-1616-5

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Notes on this piece
This piece was written for the pilot-programme of the Ligeti Academy (in Amsterdam), which premiered the piece in 2008. The piece was awarded the Henriette Bosmans Prize 2008.
As the title suggests the piece is made out of nine movements or nine small pieces/miniatures, each self-sufficient yet resonating with the whole. For the first five movements there is a steady confrontation of new material, different colours and various degrees of substantiality is explored. In the fifth movement the piece looks back introspectively and through movement 6 until 9 there is an iteration of the first four movements in a reversed order. This iteration comes through in a slightly self-examined and transformed way. The material becomes filtered through different thresholds, or like a change of perspective point towards the same material, i.e. some things from previous movements get a special attention in a forensic way. One could also say that the piece deals with two types of difference, namely the difference outside itself and the difference within itself.
Exploring instrumental colours and different kind of tensions, tensions of time, rhythm and tensions of sounds, as well as unity of sound, were my main concerns whilst composing this piece.
clarinet in Bb
horn in F
Score Details
Format - A3 / Tabloid
Pages - 76

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