Between (violin and guitar)

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Composer Martin Lohse
Title Between
Subtitle Between sorrow and light
Supported by Supported by The Danish Arts Foundation

Work number W.46
Composition year 2016

Movements 1
Duration 9 min

Genre chamber music
Number of instruments 2
Instrumentation violin and guitar

Score notation computer (Sibelius)
Pages 10
Free score yes

First performance 10 Dec 2016

by Den Dansk-Australske Duo
place Metronomen, Frederiksberg, Denmark

Musical styles and elements modal, melodic

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Between sorrow and light
for violin and guitar

commissioned by The Danish-Australian Duo

A musical technique where different layers of music in individual tempos, metric and musical style are combined in a simple pattern of chords, which slowly modulate through all the keys in a newer ending sequence, creating a music with no or very few dissonances.

I've developed the technique by combining different musical methods used in older works.

  1. Use of multiple layers of music, which have been a important part of my music since 2000.
  2. A simple repeating sequence of chords as the only harmonic material in the piece, which creates a music on the move, in a never ending modulation from the start to the end. Used in works like Haiku (1999), In liquid... (violin and piano) (2003) and Image balancantes (2004).
  3. A 'rhythm across harmony' principle, where different together sounding motives are played in individual tempos across the rhythm of the chords.

First used in Smoke (2000) and developed as a technique in Liebestraum (Liszt arrangement from 2005), and later used in 8 momenti mobile (2008) before it finally evolved to the technique used in Concerto in tempi from 2010 and forward.

Martin Lohse 2016


Mellem sorg og lys
for violin og guitar

bestilt af Den Dansk-Australske Duo

En teknik hvor forskellige lag af musik i hver deres tempo, metrik og musikalsk stil kombineres i et simpelt mønster af akkorder, som langsomt modulere igennem alle tonearter i en uendelig sekvens, skabende en musik med ingen eller ganske få dissonanser.

Martin Lohse 2016

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