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Krithara, Maria-Christina: Invention a Deux Voix? 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    Invention a Deux Voix?
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    10
  • Year of composition: 
    2008
  • First performance (year): 
    2008
  • First performance (venue): 
    Auditorium of Theocharakis Foundation/Athens
  • First performance (performers): 
    Frank Georg Jarke-flute/Spiros Mourikis-clarinet
  • Keywords: 
  • Solo Voice(s)/Instrument(s): no
  • Conductor: 
    No
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    The name Invention was given by J. S. Bach to short contrapuntal keyboard works. In this piece, written for flute and clarinet, the duration of the work is longer and another deviation from the baroque “prototypes” is the sections with different tempi, whose main characteristics are the very slow melodic lines and the drones.
    The question mark in the title alludes to the fact that although there are only two melodic instruments, the acoustic impression is not that of two voices. This has to do with the way the two performers play, but also with the fact that the multiphonics of the flute or the clarinet, sometimes results in the production of three or four simultaneous “voices”.
    So, we can legitimately ask: Is this piece is an invention “a deux voix” or not?

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Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
2
Musicians1st player2nd player
Flute
1
C
Clarinet
1
B-flat

 

 

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