ODTRG (2008)

ODTRG (2008)

for 8-channel-electronics

duration: 7 minutes 31 seconds
première: January 18, 2008, Karlsruhe, Germany
ZKM Kubus

Electronics produced in ComputerStudio at the University of Music Karlsruhe
Awarded VERS.1.4 »Förderpreis für elektronische Musik in der Kirche«

ODTRG

(full recording)

University of Music Karlsruhe, ComputerStudio
Recording published on CD – Crosscourt by Edicije DSS

Additional performances

June 19, 2014, Summer festival at Accademia Tedesca Roma Villa Massimo, Italy
June 25, 2014, Rotations concert, ZKM Karlsruhe, Germany
June 30, 2010, Haus der Deutschen Ensemble Akademie, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

ABOUT

ODTRG is a Slovenian word meaning “shred”, and is a curiosity on account of its preponderance of consonants. Permutations of the five letters of this title can be used to form a variety of everyday words in the Slovenian language, such as “od” (from), “do” (to), “to” (that), “drg” (friction), “god” (name-day), “gor” (upwards), “grd” (ugly), “rog” (horn), “rod” (generation), “tod” (here), “tog” (rigid), “trd” (hard), “trg” (market) and “drog” (pole). Individual percussive impulses are organised into arpeggiando figures, equivalent to the different pronunciations of the consonant-heavy words from that list.

Alwyn Tomas Westbrooke

Crosscourt (2008)

Published by Edicije DSS

Slovenian Philharmonic, RIAS Kammerchor, various artists

recorded pieces:
ODTRG, PERPETUUM, AIRPHONES, CONCERTINO, CROSSCOURT, SPRICH AUCH DU, CONCERTO, IN MEDIAS RES

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