Bülent Arel – Electronic Music No. 1 (1960)


The initial sound material of this piece is derived entirely from sine- and square-wave oscillators. It is composed in clearly differentiated sections, each with a carefully limited number of horizontal and vertical patterns. The progression of well-contrasted phrases in cumulative rhythmic tension lead, in the end, to a strong impression of unity.

Kirill Petrenko in conversation with Alexander Bader

In this interview with the Berliner Philharmoniker’s clarinetist Andreas Bader, conductor Kirill Petrenko tells how his exciting programme concepts come about, how he builds his work with an orchestra, what he sees as an effective rehearsal, and how he finds his sound ideal.

Kirill Petrenko and Alexander Bader in conversation / Recorded in the Berlin Philharmonie, 21 December 2012.