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Zoom and zip : for string orchestra

by Elena Kats-Chernin (1997)

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Zoom and zip : for string orchestra / Elena Kats-Chernin.

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Work Overview

Zoom and Zip (1997) for strings is based on an offbeat rhythm over which clearly outlined melodies are heard. There are no direct quotes here but, like most of my pieces, this piece draws on memories of having heard something as a child in Russia. Zoom and Zip has some of the typical Russian harmonic and melodic twists, especially in the first half.
The main idea behind the piece was this heavy and relentless motion which gives way to a kind of nostalgic and romantic melody. The two materials eventually collide and co-exist at the same time. The title has to do with very small cells being augmented or reduced to their minimum and comes from everyday computer language.

Work Details

Year: 1997

Instrumentation: String orchestra (min.5.5.3.3.1).

Duration: 13 min.

Commission note: Commissioned by Australian Chamber Orchestra.. Commissioned funds provided by the ANZ Music Fellowship.

First performance: by Australian Chamber Orchestra — 23 May 98. Llewellyn Hall, Canberra

Performances of this work

22 Jul 2010: at Barefoot Fiddler (Illawarra Performing Arts Centre (IPAC)). Featuring Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Australian Chamber Orchestra.

22 Jul 10: Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, Wollongong. Featuring Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Australian Chamber Orchestra.

21 Jul 10: City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney. Featuring Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Australian Chamber Orchestra.

20 Jul 2010: at Barefoot Fiddler (City Recital Hall Angel Place). Featuring Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Australian Chamber Orchestra.

19 Jul 2010: at Barefoot Fiddler (QPAC Concert Hall). Featuring Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Australian Chamber Orchestra.

18 Jul 2010: at Barefoot Fiddler (Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall). Featuring Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Australian Chamber Orchestra.

17 Jul 2010: at Barefoot Fiddler (City Recital Hall Angel Place). Featuring Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Australian Chamber Orchestra.

14 Jul 2010: at Barefoot Fiddler (Perth Concert Hall). Featuring Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Australian Chamber Orchestra.

13 Jul 2010: at Barefoot Fiddler (Adelaide Town Hall). Featuring Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Australian Chamber Orchestra.

11 Jul 2010: at Barefoot Fiddler (Melbourne Town Hall). Featuring Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Australian Chamber Orchestra.

11 Jul 10: featuring Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Australian Chamber Orchestra.

10 Jul 2010: at Barefoot Fiddler (Llewellyn Hall ANU School of Music). Featuring Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Australian Chamber Orchestra.

8 Jul 2010: at Barefoot Fiddler (Newcastle City Hall). Featuring Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Australian Chamber Orchestra.

8 May 2010: at MSO: Kats-Chernin, Birtwistle etc. (The Malthouse). Featuring Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Bramwell Tovey.

23 May 98: Llewellyn Hall, Canberra. Featuring Australian Chamber Orchestra.

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