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Quadrivial

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Quadrivial is an adaptation of the piece Double. The work focuses on the communication between the pianist and the other three players. The piano is prepared with the hairs of a bow in order to produce long string like sounds. In the climax of the piece, the pianist grabs a mallet and a fast percussive reacting between the flute, violin, cello and the pianist takes place. These theatrical gestures are written down in the score.

Instrumentation

for flute, violin, cello and piano
1997

flute
violin
cello
piano (prepared)

Details

Duration

8′

First performance

3 September 2000
Felix Merits, Gaudeamus Music Week, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Commissioned by

Pearls for Swine Ensemble Sweden

Publisher

Donemus

Performances

Last performance


30 September 2018

Quadrivial (Norwegian premiere)

Students from NTNU

12.00 hrs, Dokkhuset, Trondheim, Norway

All performances of Quadrivial