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Blue silence

Sheet Music: Score & Part(s)

Blue silence : for cello and piano / Elena Kats-Chernin.

by Elena Kats-Chernin (2006)

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  • Instrumentation: Cello, piano.
  • Audio Sample

    Performance by David Pereira, Timothy Young from the CD Blue silence

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BLUE SILENCE was written for an exhibition in New South Wales, devoted to artists suffering schizophrenia, called "For Matthew and Others". It was commissioned by Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre and had its premiere in September 2006. At the base of the piece (which incidentally starts similarly to the way my piece “Mythic” for orchestra 2004 ends) is a 4-chord progression, very simple and minimal.

A person with schizophrenia hears voices, which can be very disturbing, there is a yearning for silence. I wrote this work so that my son Alex who suffers from the illness can listen to calmness, meditation. It's called Blue Silence because blue is sometimes associated with healing. Original version was for Violoncello and Piano. There are also versions for a) Piano solo and b) for 4 Clarinets c) Flute and Piano d) clarinet and piano
e) clarinet/cello and piano (made for Rachel Scott in February 2009) f) harp and cello ( a slightly shorter version, for Alice Giles and David Pereira in Jan. 09)

In February 2009 I was compelled to do one more arrangement of it for Rachel Scott, for clarinet, cello and piano. In this arrangement there is a lot of interplay and echo between the single line instruments, i.e. they are not playing a lot together, rather one after the other.

Published by: Australian Music Centre (under licence from Boosey & Hawkes) — 1 score 5p. -- A4 (portrait)) and 1 part (2p. -- A4 (portrait))

Duration: 8 mins, 50 sec.

Dedication note: Dedicated to parents of people with schizophrenia
Commission info: Commissioned for the exhibition opening For Matthew and Others, 22nd - 23rd September 2006 by Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, Penrith, NSW

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Blue silence
CD: Blue silence : Australian music for cello and piano / David Pereira, Timothy Young.

This work also exists as the following versions:
- Piano Trios
- String Quartets
- Clarinet with piano
- Flute with piano
- Trios: Clarinet, piano, cello
- String orchestra
- Quartets: 4 Clarinets
- Solo Flute
- Solo Piano

 

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