Murs de Solitude - Simeon Pironkoff (OR 3012 - 9720)    

 

 

Category: Contemporary Music, Chamber Music Ensemble (CD)

 

Simeon Pironkoff, composer

 

CD Tracks

 

1. Passi - 11:54 (1992)

 

Andreas Lindenbaum: cello

 

2. Reflex - 06:44 (1990/1996)

 

Sylvie Lacroix: flute

 

3. From a certain distance - 07:03 (2000)

 

Sabine Federspieler: recorder

 

Christian Horvath: guitar

 

4. Muros de la soledad: Konstellation für Klavier -  25:00 (2000)

 

Marino Formenti, piano

CD

CD Content

 

Passi per violoncello solo

 

The Passi were written in 1992. In exploring a gradual step-by-step (in Italian passi = steps) development marked by distortion, densification, or lucidity, the composer determines how long an acoustic process that builds and ebbs rapidly or slowly could be perceived by the listener as a coherent whole. 

 


 

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Reflex for solo flute (1990, rev. 1996)

The piece Reflex for solo flute is the result of a six-year process. The title Reflex can be interpreted on various levels: as a direct reaction (in the sense of a bouncing back) as well as an emotionally processed reflection. Thus the composition process departs from the directly associative in search of paths that lead to a possible poetic translation of these aspects. 

From a certain distance: a dialogue for alto recorder and guitar

The composition From a Certain Distance was commissioned by the guitar duo Federspieler / Horvath and completed in 2000. The mise en scène of the potential conflictual situations (as possible constitutive elements of a dialogue) in the form or a richly varied musical gestuallity was the compositional focus of the piece. A succession of meticulously composed short to extremely short segments, each in a different tempo, has been assigned to each instrument.

Muros de la Soledad: Konstellation für Klavier

The piece was originally embedded in the project "MISSA" as a kind of proprium because - like the Missa ad fugam by Josquin -  it is an example of highly developed polyphony that allows us to consider the phenomenon of superimposition from this perspective. Just as Josquin's poluphony is about the paired continued development of voices within a canonical structure, here too we are deadling whith the parallel continuer development of layers (as in the abovementioned example, 7:6 paired with 5:4).

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