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Görüsmeler : for Amplified Èrhú, Sampled Harmonium, Cajón and Bombo

by Andrián Pertout (2001)

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Library shelf no. CD 1410 [Not for loan]



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Görüsmeler : for amplified èrhú, sampled harmoniam, cajón and bombo / Andrián Pertout.

Library shelf no. 785.59814/PER 1 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

'Görüsmeler' or 'Conversations' refers to musical conversations, and interactional musicality that is guided by both conventional strict metric notation and the improvisational notations of indeterminacy. This in effect generating the characteristic soundscape that is 'appassionato e libero' or 'impassioned and free', with phrasal breaths left to the discretion of the performers, yet compositionally structured enough to orally suggest a contemporary notated musical art form rather than an improvisational one. Another significant compositional tool adopted is the use of 'sempre sim. (con variazioni)' or 'always similar (with variations)' instruction for the percussionists, which is employed in the design in the hope that it will deliver the more natural results of non-classical contemporary traditions rather than simply a compromising artificial notation presenting the player with bar after bar of rhythmic jargon to decipher. An important point to note is that due to the fact that the piece contains numerous indeterminate elements, the total duration remains in the control of the individual performance.

Work Details

Year: 2001

Instrumentation: Amplified erhu, sampled harmonium, cajon, bombo.

Duration: 5 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Professional

First performance: by Hao Zheng, Andrián Pertout, Alex Pertout, Salvador Persico — 19 Oct 01. Melba Hall, University of Melbourne

Includes sections of improvisation

The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
Strict metric notation versus improvisational notations of indeterminacy, Microtonality, Twenty-Four Note Non-Tempered System, Èrhú (two-string fiddle of the Han Chinese), Sampled Harmonium, Cajón (Afro-Peruvian rectangular wooden box), Bombo (Andean cylindrical-shaped double-headed drum)

Performances of this work

19 Oct 01: Melba Hall, University of Melbourne. Featuring Hao Zheng, Andrián Pertout, Alex Pertout, Salvador Persico.

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