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Beste, Ansgar: In the steppes of Sapmi 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    In the steppes of Sapmi
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    11
  • Year of composition: 
    2015
  • First performance (year): 
    0
  • Solo Voice(s)/Instrument(s): no
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    Programme note 'In the steppes of Sápmi'
    (Ansgar Beste / Austria)
    The main idea of this work is to reflect on the sparse steppe landscape of Sápmi (Lapland)
    and to create an atmospheric soundscape, by combining the timbre of extended and
    prepared vocal techniques with the timbre of joik vocalization and with animal sounds from 6
    traditional Sami animal joiks, imitating the following 6 animals: long-tailed duck (S), crow
    (Mez), northern hawk owl (A), reindeer cow (T), wolf (Bar) and bear (B).
    The musical and textual repetitiveness of the joik has been made to a compositional
    principle for the entire work, illustrating the monotonous, repetitive scenery of the steppes.

  • Technical specs: 

    Technical rider 'In the steppes of Sápmi'
    (Ansgar Beste / Austria)
    A. Instrumentation and versions
    The a cappella vocal work 'In the steppes of Sápmi' can be performed flexibly in different
    versions:
    1. Instrumentation: vocal sextet or mixed choir (SMezATBarB).
    è With 20 performers of the Vancouver Chamber Choir, it's recommended (from
    experience) to triple S-Mez-T-B and to quadruple A-Bar.
    2. Preparation: prepared and unprepared (see below).
    B. Table of preparation (details see score)
    1. Fixed preparation
    1 medium-sized thunder tube (DxH ≈ 14x15 cm) per voice, i.e. 20 thunder tubes for the
    Vancouver Chamber Choir.
    2. Mobile preparation
    1 Hubertus Birkhahnlocker (art. no. HU-2012452) or 1 Hubertus Eichelhäherbalzruflocker
    (art. no. HU-2012453) per voice, i.e. 20 animal calls for the Vancouver Chamber Choir.
    Produced by Friedrich Meier (Hubertus Wildlocker), Zirndorf, Germany.
    è The work can be performed with three different preparation setups (ordered by
    preference):
    a. With both fixed and mobile preparation objects.
    b. Only with the fixed preparation object (i. e. with the thunder tube only).
    c. Without any preparation objects.

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Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
6
Musicians
Soprano(s)
1
Mezzo(s)
1
Alto(s)
1
Tenor(s)
1
Bariton(s)
1
Bass(es)
1