composer

Oorebeek, Christina Viola

General: Christina Viola Oorebeek was born in New Work, on November 7, 1944. Since 1972, she lives in Amsterdam. Education: Christina immersed herself in music as a profession at 21, teaching ...

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composition

Una cicala innamorata : il pandemonio in arcadia, for ensemble, 1999 / revision 2000 / Christina Viola Oorebeek

Publisher: Amsterdam: Donemus, 1999
Publisher's number: 10014
Genre: Orchestra
Subgenre: Large ensemble (12 or more players)
Instruments: fl(pic) ob cl(cl-b) perc g man hp pf vl vla vc cb
Remarks: Voor fluit (tevens piccolo), hobo, klarinet (tevens basklarinet), mandoline, gitaar, harp, piano, slagwerk, viool, altviool, cello en contrabas. - Geschreven voor het Nieuw Ensemble. - Opgedragen aan Klaas de Vries. - Cop. 1999. - Tijdsduur: ca. 11'
Duration: 11'00"
Number of players: 12
Year of composition: 1999
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Description:
Program note (English): The musical and visual imagery behind 'una Cicala innamorata' was conceived listening to the sounds in a summer field in Akiyoshidai, Japan. The perfect orchestration of rhythm, tone color and melodic motive was disturbed only by the listener. The soundscape evoked echos of Arcadia, the pastoral paradise of escape and (oft unconsummated) desire, conceived and recreated throughout European history. The god Pan is a central figure in Arcadia, spending his time chasing after nymphs, playing his pipes and lording over shepherds, driving them to bouts of pendemonium from time to time. The instrumentation of the Nieuw Ensemble seemed ideal for music on this subject. The scene is set in a static ambiance, out of which small episodes of interaction follow between various combinations of instruments, using two melodic modes in a free manner. The rhythmic musical material is a translation of insect sounds heard in Akiyoshidai and is based on the numeric relations in symmetrical,
mathematical squares. - CHRISTINA VIOLA OOREBEEK

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