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.
First performed in 1968 by Evelyne Crochet.
Sur un mur
Sur un arbre
Sur un pont
[Inspired by Torben Sangild]
The Mozart Effect is discussed with Professor Ellen Winner and Doctoral Candidate Samuel Mehr. The BSO will be performing a series of concerts containing the music of Mozart July 17-19 at Tanglewood. For tickets visit http://www.tanglewood.org.
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.