Slow river (cello, guitar and vibraphone)

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Composer Martin Lohse
Title Slow river
Supported by The Danish Arts Foundation

Work number W.37
Composition year 2011

Movements 1
Duration 13.5 min

Genre chamber music
Number of instruments 3
Instrumentation trio (cello, guitar and vibraphone)

Score notation computer (Sibelius)
Pages 15
Free score yes

First performance 20 Aug 2011

by Ordlyd Ensemble
place OpenDays Festival, Abbey of Our Lady, Aalborg, Denmark

Musical styles and elements modal, minimalistic

Program note

Slow river
for vibraphone, guitar and cello

Slow river was written for the Ordlyd ensemble.

A short motif in the cello undergoes slow changes throughout the movement, with various accompaniments figures in vibraphone and guitar. I use a musical technique I've called mobile 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.

Duration 13-14 min.

Martin Lohse 2011

In Danish

Slow river
for vibrafon, guitar og cello

Slow river er skrevet til Ordlyd ensemblet.

En kort motiv i celloen undergår langsom forandring gennem hele satsen, med forskellige akkompagnementsfigurer i vibrafon og guitar. Jeg benytter en teknik som jeg kalder Mobile, hvor forskellige lag af musik i hver deres tempo 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.

Varighed 13-14 min.

Martin Lohse 2011


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