Derrière Son Double

Derrière Son Double  for flute/bass fute, clarinet/bass clarinet, violin, violoncello, piano and live electronics (2001), 19’16”


Program Notes: DERRIÈRE SON DOUBLE is scored for flute (also bass flute), Bb clarinet (also bass clarinet), violin, viola, cello, piano and live-electronics. In the composition of this work underlies permanently the idea of acoustical model, could it be instrumental or electronic, thus its title! In this sense in some sections of the work the acoustic instruments serve as the model for creating the electronic part, and in other sections it is the electronic concepts and synthesis algorythms that serve as models for the instrumental writing. As for the electronic writing, two approaches have been made: one in real time and another one in differed time, although in performance situation both happen from the same computer using a Max patch. But in any case (in the case of true real-time or in the case of precomposed and synthesised electronic fragments) the idea of going back and forth between the two sonic worlds (acoustic and electronic), remain the central idea of the piece. This piece was commissioned by “Casa da Música” and composed in 2001 for the Ensemble Recherche who gave the premiere at the Musica Viva festival 2001, under the direction of Johannes Kalitzke.