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Blue silence : for solo piano / Elena Kats-Chernin.
by Elena Kats-Chernin (2006)
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))
Duration: 8 min.
This edition produced 16 Jun 21.
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- Piano Trios
- Chamber music
- Violin with piano
- Solo Harp
- Trios: Percussion, string, woodwind
- Flute with piano
- Cello with piano
- Viola with piano
- String Quartets
- Clarinet with piano
- Trios: Clarinet, piano, cello
- String orchestra
- Duos: Bass clarinet, marimba
- Solo Flute
- Quartets: 4 Clarinets
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