Elferiae : for string quartet
by Dobromila Jaskot (2013)
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Elferiae is about the limits of silence and noise, experimenting with human perception of sound and its appearing in time. The title is a unique name creation referring to Elvish etherealness and subtlety perceived at the border of human sensation. The sound is like a delicate air movement, drifting and shimmering unexpectedly in a space. Sometimes rising, but impossible to be caught due to its permanent unpredictable movement, blurred and trembling, never stable enough to be looked at closely.
Instrumentation: 2 violins, viola, cello.Performance requirements: depending on room acoustics, amplification with small reverb may be required
Duration: 7 min.
Commission note: Commissioned by Minister of Culture and National Heritage, Poland, 2013
First performance: by Silesian Quartet — 27 Apr 13. 5th Festival of Premieres, Katowice, Poland
The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
experimental, exploratory instrumental noise music
- In the form/style of: Experimental music
Performances of this work
27 Apr 13: 5th Festival of Premieres, Katowice, Poland. Featuring Silesian Quartet.
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