Shades of Red is a musical conversation about the color red. Its four parts; Carmine, Magenta, Crimson, and Vermilion each showcase a different tonal shade, and reaction-hierarchy between the instruments. The soundtrack extends and mirrors the sound of the instruments and functions as an alter ego of the acoustic sound, confronting the players with a warped version of their own playing. A special role is carved out for the Rhodes and Hammond keyboards, often creating rhythmical markings and impulses that shape the rest of the ensemble.
for ensemble and soundtrack
1 Clarinet in B-flat
1 Trumpet in C
1 Horn in F
1 Keyboard player (Fender Rhodes, Hammond B3*)
1 Percussion player
1 Double bass (low C string)
Soundtrack (laptop, 1 player)
*can be high-quality sampled instruments, like Spectrasonics Keyscape and IK Multimedia Hammond B-3X.
22 September 2020
Philharmonie, Cologne, Germany
Kölner Philharmonie (KölnMusik) for the non bthvn project 2020, London Sinfonietta, and ASKO|Schönberg
Boosey & Hawkes
Ensemble MusikFabrik, cond. Johannes Fischer