14Nov2019_loadbang Presents: Premieres Vol.13
loadbangの委嘱による新作 "A song about a dead person" の初演。ネイティブアメリカンのナバホ族の言葉を元にした、ジェローム・ローゼンバーグの不思議な形の詩を、音楽にうつしとることを試みた作品。
loadbang premiered my new piece, "A song about a dead person" for baritone, trumpet, trombone, and bass clarinet.
Here's the program note about this piece;
“A song about a dead person” was composed on one of the poems from Jerome Rothenberg’s Shaking the Pumpkin based on the traditionary poetry of Native Americans Navajo. My idea on this work was trying translating the form of the poem into music. This poem consists of just two kinds of repetitive sentences that are placed graphically on a page. As for the character of the first sentence, I set the texture of pianissimo chorale with the voice in a tamped down falsetto. As for the aspect of the second sentence, I set a rhythmical and shaking feel. Two kinds of textures are combined, interrupted each other, and eventually, the second texture overtakes the first texture.
loadbang Presents: Premieres Vol.13
World Premieres by Erik Carlson, Cristina Lord, Oren Boneh, and Yu Kuwabara and works by Daniel Bayot and Alex Mincek.
14 November 2019
Opera America, 330 7th Ave 7th Floor, New York, NY, U.S.
Jeffrey Gavett, baritone | Andy Kozar, trumpet | William Lang, trombone | Adrian Sandi, bass clarinet