Fusa II (accordion in chamber ensemble)
by Caroline Wilkins (1989, this version: 1991)
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Fusa (Greek) means 'bellows', the source of the accordion. The title indicates my interest in the instrument, and the relation between sound and air that is implicit in its function. The fine nuances that result come into dialogue with the sound colours of the violoncello. Rhythmic and melodic ideas in the work take their origin from the traditional folk repertoire of the accordion. However they are only hinted at, like fleeting moments that appear from earlier memories.
Year: 1989, this version: 1991
Instrumentation: Bandoneon/accordion, piano and double bass.
Duration: 8 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Rhythmically difficult
Commission note: Commissioned by the Deutsche Akkordeon Lehrerverband, Karlsruhe.1996.
- Influenced by: Folk music
Performances of this work
7 Nov 09: City Kirche, Moenchengladbach, Germany. Featuring Mark Knoop.
Jan 00: Musikhochschule Dortmund, Germany
1996: Cologne. Featuring Caroline Wilkins.
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