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HIFB A3 z 3 218 1 395
HIFB A3 z 3 218 7 401
HIFB A3 z 3 218 8 402
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Estimated Duration
6 - 10min

ISMN : 979-0-2325-2218-0

Notes on this piece
This new work is a kind of musical indirect dialog with another previous piece of Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber (1644-1704) : "The Mystery sonatas" (1676) for violin and continuo. In this piece the composer proposed a different scordatura of the violin for each one of the 16 sonatas. The starting point of this work was those different configurations of the violin. I also worked with the idea of interruptions, Interferences and filters to configure a kind of particular dramaturgy for the live music experience. The development of the piece is based on the succession of shorts fragments of music materials interrupted by differents big blurred portraits of Biber on the video. This "zebra" behaviour is also interrupted by a 1 minute conceptual video piece made with a lot of fragments of the fastest violinists of youtube and a lot of explotions taken from hollywood films (the viol?n virtuosism as a weak information from the times of Biber and the explotions as an image of this present world). For the end, there is a new material called "passacaglia and war for solo violin" in which the violinst leave the stage and the rest of the ensemble keep playing a kind of fragile invocation of the violin harmony in the Biber sonatas.
I must say that in my research process (internet) to write this piece, I crashed a lot of times with the figure of Justin Bieber (even I found a lot of photomontages of the face of H.I.F. Biber with the particular haircut of Justin Bieber...). I though was necesary to incorporate something of this nightmare into the piece, so I made a video-title introduction with a lot ot takes of Justin throwing up on stage...
Austrian broadcasting company (ORF)
Score Details
Format - A3 / Tabloid
Pages - 18

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