TENSION (2018)

TENSION (2018)

for ensemble

ensemble: 1*.0.2.0/1.0.0.0/perc/pno/arp*/1.1.1.1.0
duration: 12 minutes
première: April 27, 2018, Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik 2018, Germany
Klangforum Wien
Conducted by Emilio Pomàrico

Commissioned by the WDR

TENSION

score preview

TENSION

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April 27, 2018, Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik (première)
Klangforum Wien, Conducted by Emilio Pomàrico
Recording published on CD – Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik (2018) by WDR
Production by WDR

Additional performances

October 25, 2020, ZeitGenuss Karlsruhe, Wolfgang Rihm Forum, Germany
Ensemble for New Music at the University of Music Karlsruhe
Conducted by Peter Tilling
December 15, 2019, CBSO Centre, Birmingham, UK
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
Conducted by Michael Wendeberg
November 17, 2019, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, UK
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
Conducted by Michael Wendeberg
May 7, 2018, Konzerthaus Wien, Austria
Klangforum Wien
Conducted by Peter Rundel

ABOUT

Tension – be it the physical tension acting on a stringed instrument, the stress of being pushed for time, the strain of finding a work–life balance, the nerves preceding a journey of great importance, tautness following strenuous physical activity, or the stress of overstepping one’s comfort zone – is potentially a factor in the creation of a musical work, with the last case being perhaps the most crucial. After all, within any field of possibilities, those options that present the greatest challenges may seem to be the most interesting. One needs to overcome the limits of one’s own body to come within reach of them. Every clutch at thin air might uncover an unexpected path that lends the creative work a distinctive flavour. Thus does the creative process become a work of art in itself.

Vito Žuraj (trans. Alwyn Tomas Westbrooke)

Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik (2018)

Published by WDR

Klangforum Wien, Emilio Pomàrico

recorded pieces:
TENSION

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