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Torque

Sheet Music: Score

Torque / Elena Kats-Chernin.

by Elena Kats-Chernin (2002)

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  • Instrumentation: Accordion, piano, solo violin, strings.
  • Audio Sample

    From the CD Elena Kats-Chernin. Vol. 5.

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Product details

"Torque" is about the process of gear shifting, acceleration and deceleration and the momentum that is generated by this power.

The work is made up of a mixture of musical styles or gears, all of which share an edginess and drive which at times borders on the motoric. Having just lost my car due to a damaged gearbox I had become interested in how much we need a car and its engine in life.

I wanted to write a piece that gave a powerful sense of musical momentum. I used angular rhythms (often borrowed from Tango) and wild gestures to give the impression of a human musical machine, whose pistons are made of fingers and bow arms, that would drive this piece until the rivets began to pop and the rubber started to burn.

Fittingly the day I finished the work, a new white car arrived on my doorstep.

Elena Kats-Chernin

Published by: Australian Music Centre (under licence from Boosey & Hawkes) — 1 score (35p. -- A3 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 15 mins

Commissioned by Australian Chamber Orchestra.

Typeset edition.

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This work is also available in the following products:

[Works by Elena Kats-Chernin.]
CD: [Works by Elena Kats-Chernin.]

Elena Kats-Chernin. Vol. 5.
CD: Elena Kats-Chernin. Vol. 5.

This work also exists as the following versions:
- Unknown instrumentation

 

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Analysis & Media

- Resonate Article: 2012 Art Music Awards - comments by judging panels


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