© Stefan Obermeier

Cello Duet - for two celli and electronics

Commissioned by 'Ton & Erklärung' cello competition.

The duet consists of three movements (Allegro - Scherzo - Adagio). Accompanied by a heavy synthetic bass a monophonic phrase opens the first movement. After various contrasting moments the celli lead back the beginning. Challenging rhythms in the second movement are intuitive expressions of Oriental grooves and invite to playful solos. In the intro to the third movement, live sampled bow articulations fill the room creating an atmospheric sound. Towards the end both celli evolve from virtuoso melodic instruments into a whole strings section that finds its own harmonic language, somewhere between Oriental chamber music and grotesque composers like Shostakovich. With citations from the first movement the piece comes to a dark end.

Cello Duet
for two celli and electronics

Composition and live electronics performance.
Commissioned for the finalists of cello competition Ton & Erklärung.

The duet consists of three movements (Allegro - Scherzo - Adagio). Accompanied by a heavy synthetic bass a monophonic phrase opens the first movement. After various contrasting moments the celli lead back the beginning. Challenging rhythms in the second movement are intuitive expressions of Oriental grooves and invite to playful solos. In the intro to the third movement, live sampled bow articulations fill the room creating an atmospheric sound. Towards the end both celli evolve from virtuoso melodic instruments into a whole strings section that finds its own harmonic language, somewhere between Oriental chamber music and grotesque composers like Shostakovich. With citations from the first movement the piece comes to a dark end.

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In concert:

Anastasia Kobekina, Johannes Przygodda
July, 16th 2018, Orania, Berlin

Anastasia Kobekina, Johannes Przygodda
July, 16th 2018, Orania, Berlin

Premiere:

Friedrich Daniel Thiele, Laura Moinian
October, 7th 2017, Prinzregententheater, Munich

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