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

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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

Martinaitytė-Rosaschi, Žibuoklė: Horizons 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    Horizons
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    17
  • Year of composition: 
    2013
  • First performance (year): 
    2013
  • First performance (venue): 
    Gaida Festival, Vilnius Congress Concert Hall
  • First performance (performers): 
    Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra, conductor Mārtiņš Ozoliņš
  • Solo Voice(s)/Instrument(s): no
  • Conductor: 
    Obligatory
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    Horizons is revolving around the principle of several parallel stories evolving simultaneously as if reflecting fragmented states of consciousness that are so typical in current times and also expressed in various artistic forms. Examples that inspired me the most were the movies Cloud Atlas and The Hours and a book by Italo Calvino If on a winter’s night a traveler.

    Fragments of the multilayered narrative in Horizons emerge to the foreground one after the other without necessarily being obviously interrelated or having a consequential transition between them. They comprise a static layer, shown every time from a different perspective by nearing or furthering the musical object while retaining a stable harmonic point of reference or a dynamic layer featuring repetitive accelerating rhythms and frequent changes of elements. Throughout the piece, the listener undergoes a constant shift from one story to another, from one musical world to another, thus attempting to disintegrate the experience of a predictably logical sequence and to disrupt the linearity of time.

    Author’s note

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Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
73
Musicians1st player2nd player
Flute
3
Piccolo
C
G alto
Oboe
2
Oboe
Oboe
Clarinet
3
B-flat
Bass
Bassoon
3
Bassoon
Contrabassoon
Horn (F)
4
Trumpet
3
B-flat
B-flat
Trombone
3
Tenor
Tenor
Tuba
1
MusiciansInstruments
Percussion
3
Crotales
Timpani
Bass Drum
Cymbals
Other
Harp
1
 
Keyboard
1
Piano
Musicians1st player2nd player
Violin
24
Viola
10
Cello
8
Double Bass
4
4-string
4-string