Moto immoto (accordion duo)
Chamberwork by Martin Lohse
- Moto immoto
First performance by Mythos from Hans Egedes Kirke, 6 February, 2011
- for score please see: Moto immoto (accordion duo, short version)
The work is orchestrated in 7 versions.
|Moto immoto (tape)||2009|
|Moto immoto (accordion duo)||2009/2010|
|Moto immoto (accordion)||2009/2011|
|Moto immoto (accordion duo, short version)||2009/2011|
|Moto immoto (accordion, violin, cello and contrabass)||2009/2011|
|Moto immoto (sinfonietta)||2009/2016|
|Moto immoto (symphony orchestra, second edition)||2009/2018|
for accordion duo
Moto immoto (motion in the motionless) was composed in 2009 as an electroacustic piece, created with samples from Vienna Symphonic Library as a virtual piece for symphonic orchestra. The scoring and rearrangement for accordion duo was written in 2010, and is dedicated to Bjarke Mogensen and Rasmus Schærff Kjøller.
A simple pattern of 6 major thirds represents all the harmonics in the piece. It counts in 5/4 and are slowly moving through all the keys forming an irreversible feeling of lost times and sorrow. Insistent figures across the rhythm of the chords in the strings and especially in the brass creates a counterpoint to the slow music, but it really doesn't change the somehow transcendental feeling of the work.
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.
- Use of multiple layers of music, which have been a important part of my music since 2000.
- 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... (2003) and Image balancantes (2004).
- 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 this work and Concerto in tempi from 2010.
Martin Lohse 2010
for akkordion duo
Moto immoto (bevægelse I det ubevægelige) blev i 2009 komponeret som et elektroakustisk værk med samples fra Vienna Symphonic Library som et virtuelt stykke for symfoniorkester . Udgaven for akkordion duo blev komponeret i 2010 og er dedikeret til Bjarke Mogensen og Rasmus Schærff Kjøller.
Et simpelt mønster af 6 store tertser bevæger sig langsomt igennem alle tonearter i en musik med ingen eller ganske få dissonanser, hvilket skaber en ren men også sorgfuld følelse af tabt tid. Undervejs afbrydes den mere transcendentale musik af hurtigere mere tætte afsnit, hvilket dog ikke ændrer på den grundlæggende stemning i værket.
Martin Lohse 2010
All versions of - Moto immoto
List of chamber music
- For at forfølge det håb... (1997)
- Koncert (clarinet, violin, cello and piano) (2001)
- Koncert (recorder and accordion) (2001/2002)
- Koncert (flute, violin, cello and piano) (2001/2003)
- Koncert (cello and accordion) (2001/2010)
- Koncert (viola and accordion) (2001/2013)
- Koncert (violin and accordion) (2001/2018)
- Koncert (flute and accordion) (2001/2018)
- Koncert (piano quartet) (2001/2018)
- Koncert (oboe and accordion) (2001/2021)
- Forandring (chamber ensemble) (2002)
- Forandring (quintet) (2002/2012)
- In liquid... (violin and piano) (2003)
- Istid (clarinet, violin, cello and piano) (1997)
- Image balancantes (clarinet, violin, cello and piano) (2004)
- Image balancantes (piano quartet) (2004/2013)
- The Dying Child (violin and piano) (2004)
- The Dying Child (violin, piano, bass clarinet and cello) (2004/2005)
- Nocturne (clarinet, cello and piano) (2007/2010)
- Nocturne (cello and piano) (2007/2013)
- In liquid... (accordion and piano, first version) (2008)
- In liquid... (accordion and piano, second version) (2008/2009)
- In liquid... (accordion and piano, third version) (2008/2009/2011)
- 8 momenti mobile (saxophone quartet) (2008)
- Menuetto (guitar duo) (2015)
- Hymn (brass quintet) (2009)
- Concerto in tempi (accordion and piano, first edition) (2010)
- Concerto in tempi (accordion and piano, second edition) (2010/2012)
- Concerto in tempi (accordion and string orchestra or string quintet) (2010/2012)
- Concerto in tempi (accordion and string quartet) (2010/2012)
- Concerto in tempi (accordion and cello quartet) (2010/2012)
- Moto immoto (accordion duo) (2009/2010)
- Moto immoto (accordion duo, short version) (2009/2011)
- Moto immoto (accordion, violin, cello and contrabass) (2009/2011)
- In autumn (2014)
- Passing (guitar duo) (2014/2015)
- Slow river (cello, guitar and vibraphone) (2011)
- Collage de temps (piano duo) (2013)
- 5 momenti mobile (accordion duo and piano trio) (2013)
- 5 momenti mobile (cello and piano) (2013)
- 5 momenti mobile (accordion and piano quartet) (2013/2019)
- Momentum (recorder, bouzouki, accordion and cello) (2014/2015)
- Resonance (guitar trio) (2015)
- Between (violin and guitar) (2016)
- Sort sol (guitar and accordion) (2016)
- Fast Track (sheng and accordion) (2017)
- Fast Track (guitar duo) (2017/2018)
- Mountain of Frigiliana (mezzo soprano and accordion) (2018)
- Ver (guitar duo) (2019)
- Flow (organ and piano) (2020)