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Chyrzyński, Marcel: UKIYO-E for string orchestra 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    UKIYO-E for string orchestra
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    11
  • Year of composition: 
    2012
  • First performance (year): 
    2013
  • First performance (venue): 
    Adam Mickiewicz University Hall, Poznań, Poland
  • First performance (performers): 
    “Amadeus” Chamber Orchestra of Polish Radio
  • Conductor: 
    Obligatory
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    The inspiration were Japanese woodcuts ukiyo-e: pictures of the passing world. They reflect everyday life and culture of the time.
    I was inspired by Japanese woodcuts at all levels.
    From the formal and textural side I referred to the technology used to create woodcuts: to receive its final colouristic form each tint is applied separately, for each colour a new board is used. My work is a deconstruction of a woodcut: it consists of ten fragments with the first being the final version. The succeeding fragments – symbolising the different colours of ukiyo-e – are components of the first 'picture'.
    From the emotional side, I referred to Japanese aesthetics. When Europeans were building of marble which was to outlast all kings, the Japanese were excited about impermanence. This was to characterise each work of art. The emotional sensitivity associated with sadness and melancholy stemmed from contact with the transience of external beauty.

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Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
19
Musicians1st player2nd player
Violin
11
Viola
4
Cello
3
Double Bass
1
4-string

 

 

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