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Zou, Xiangping: Smoke of the Twilight 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    Smoke of the Twilight
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    11
  • Year of composition: 
    2009
  • First performance (year): 
    2009
  • First performance (venue): 
    Sichuan Conservatory of Music
  • Solo Voice(s)/Instrument(s): no
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

     

    The piece Smoke of the Twilight was composed in summer of 2009. The impression and atmosphere came from a dramatic story which had happened to my grandfather when he was a child. He with playing in the wild glades with a group of children, and accidentally they broke a jar in the tomb. Suddenly, a dark smoke broke out of the jar. They ran away as fast as a scared rabbit. But my grandfather was irritated strongly by the accident. After that, nightmares followed my grandfather for many years, finally he become a madman.

    The most of music materials in this piece come from a pattern plate it looks like twelve tone but not really. Because I chose them very flexible by different feature group, such as 1-1, 1-3( 3-1), 4-1, 6-1, etc. the phrase some time tonal some time atonal even though the sections, music freely shift the dark and white or between them.

     

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Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
9
Musicians1st player2nd player
Flute
1
C
Clarinet
1
Bass
MusiciansInstruments
Percussion
2
Glockenspiel
Marimba
Vibraphone (F3)
Bass Drum
Cymbals
Tamtam
Tom-Toms
Bongos
Wood Blocks
Other
Keyboard
1
Piano
Musicians1st player2nd player
Violin
1
Viola
1
Cello
1
Double Bass
1
4-string

 

 

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