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Hofman, Srdjan: Through the Boxes of Sound for clarinet, violin and piano 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    Through the Boxes of Sound for clarinet, violin and piano
  • Composer: 
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    9
  • Year of composition: 
    2015
  • First performance (year): 
    2015
  • First performance (venue): 
    24th International Review of Composers, Belgrade 28 Sept 2015
  • First performance (performers): 
    Trio POKRET
  • Conductor: 
    No
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    The piece Through Boxes of Sound was written in 2015 on the initiative of the trio Pokret (Movement) and its musical content and dramaturgical flow were shaped by my interpretation of music box.
    I understand the notion of a box as a clearly delineated (and thereby defined) closed space, which we use to store documents, notes, photographs, items... related to a certain purpose or use, or to a given person, event, time period... By contrast, sound travels freely and unpredictably and if it can be 'captured' at all, classified, and stored into an 'allocated' box of its own, that means it features a characteristic, recognizable singularity (which may refer to a special kind of sound, instrumentation, texture, mode of phrasing, melodic and harmonic content, rhythmic flow, etc.), pointing to a given manner of genre or style.
    The work Through Boxes of Sound rests on a few rather simple motives, which, in their unpredictable, seemingly asynchronous unfolding, occasionally 'drop' into boxes formed by different, discretely evoked musical stereotypes. Furthermore, the piece also ends with sound 'trapped' inside a real box – a speaker.

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Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
3
Musicians1st player2nd player
Clarinet
1
B-flat
MusiciansInstruments
Keyboard
1
Piano
Musicians1st player2nd player
Violin
1

 

 

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