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C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

D0 note (18.35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

F0 note (21.83 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

G0 note (24.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

A0 note (27.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

Bušs, Santa: Intim 

 

 

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  • Program notes: 

    Breath, intonation and touch are very intimate and important elements of expression. Perhaps it is through them that we reveal the most intimate and hidden secrets – just as an anxious heartbeat can change breathing, an intonation can reveal much more than can an uttered word. In this sense, wind instruments seem to be most influenced by each musician's individuality because the relationship between a human being and an instrument develops in a unique and very intimate way: through touch and breath that instills life in the instruments.

    Another important aspect in the creation of this composition is number five. Its most obvious characteristics are the following: quintet as a union of five equally important elements and word INTIM as a structure that consists of five letters. In addition, the composition has several sub-systems. One of them is connected with the names of the instruments in five languages (Italian, French, German, English, and Latvian), looking for similarities and differences among them and turning them into numerical expression. Thus, there are two starting places – one instrument and its name in five languages or names of five instruments in one language. Therefore there are two 5 x 5 element systems, that were used as initial sources for the development of the composition. These systems refer mainly to the temporality aspect and organization of rhythm, and partly to the harmonic language.

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Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
5
Musicians1st player2nd player
Flute
1
C
Oboe
1
Oboe
Clarinet
1
B-flat
Bassoon
1
Bassoon
Horn (F)
1

 

 

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