Momentum (recorder, bouzouki, accordion and cello)

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Instrumentation of the work Momentum (accordion) by Martin Lohse.

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Version for solo akkordion
Momentum II

CD/vinyl release with works for solo accordion dedicated to and performed by Bjarke Mogensen
Release date: 11 Aug 2015 at Royal Danish Academy of Music
Record label: Gateway Music


The work is orchestrated in 2 versions.

Momentum (accordion)2014
Momentum (recorder, bouzouki, accordion and cello)2014/2015


Composer Martin Lohse
Title Momentum

Work number W.43b
Composition year 2014/2015

Movements 1
Duration 4 min

Genre solo work
Number of instruments 4
Instrumentation quartet

Score notation computer (Sibelius)
Pages 17
Free score yes

First performance 11 Juli 2015

by Kottos
place Frederiksværk Musikfestival, Gjethuset, Frederiksværk

Recording type cd

Musical styles and elements modal, melodic, minimalistic

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for recorder, bouzouki, accordion and cello

Arrangement of the second movement of Momentum (accordion) (2014) dedikated to Bjarke Mogensen.

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 2015


for blokfløjte, bouzouki, accordion og cello

Arrangenemnt af anden sats af Momentum (2014) for solo akkordion dedikeret til Bjarke Mogensen.

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 2015


All versions of - Momentum

Solo Recital - Bjarke Mogensen
Salão Nobre da Escola de Música do Conservatório Nacional, Lisbon, Portugal
Saturday 10 February 2018, 21:00
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Solo Recital - Bjarke Mogensen
Centro de Cultura Contemporânea, Castelo Branco, Portugal
Friday 9 February 2018, 18:00
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Solos and duos - B. Mogensen - J. Opsahl
Sauland Kirke, Hjartdal, Norway
Wednesday 7 September 2016, 19:00
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Solos and duos - B. Mogensen - J. Opsahl
Seljord Kirke, Seljord, Norway
Tuesday 6 September 2016
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Solo concert
Sengeløse Church, Sengeløse, Denmark
Friday 26 February 2016, 15:00
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List of chamber music

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