ISCM

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

Patriarca, Eduardo Luís: Ensō 

 

 

Basic information

 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    Ensō is a Japanese word meaning "circle" and a concept strongly associated with Zen. It symbolizes the Absolute, enlightenment, strength, elegance, the Universe and the void. In the Zen Buddhist painting it symbolizes the moment when the mind is free to simply let the body / spirit create. This is my first piece from the Zen cycle, composed of works with a common association to the oriental Zen philosophy. Ensō has as material the spectral analysis of a Tibetan singing bowl in E. Three basic chords emerge from three dynamic bands (resulting from the partial intensities). From each one drifts a lead melody, which is subject to change and morphing troughout the work. Each chord has become a specific element of the form, creating three movements within the internal structure. They are not performed separately, but while changing the basic harmonies and melodies. These bands appear several times simultaneously as the bowl partials, and a structural ritornelo, as resting points in the work's cyclical sequence.

    Eduardo Patriarca

Share

 

Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
64
Musicians1st player2nd player
Flute
2
C
C
Oboe
2
Oboe
Cor anglais
Clarinet
2
B-flat
B-flat
Bassoon
2
Bassoon
Bassoon
Horn (F)
3
Trumpet
2
C
C
Trombone
1
Tenor
MusiciansInstruments
Percussion
3
Vibraphone (C3)
Timpani
Tom-Toms
Temple Blocks
Other
Musicians1st player2nd player
Violin
24
Viola
10
Cello
8
Double Bass
5
5-string
5-string

 

 

Content posted to the ISCM website reflects the viewpoint of individual submitters; its appearance herein does not imply official endorsement by the ISCM, its Executive Committee, or the Delegates to its General Assembly.