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Torstensson, Klas

Klas Torstensson was born on January 16, 1951, in Nässjö, Sweden. Education Klas Torstensson studied composition at the Ingesunds Musikhögskola (Sweden), musicology at the University of Gothenburg (Sweden), and electronic music at ...

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Self-portrait with percussion : (Lantern lectures, volume V), for percussion solo and large ensemble, 2006, Volume V / Klas Torstensson

Publisher: Amsterdam: Donemus, cop. 2006
Publisher's number: 11269
Genre: Orchestra
Subgenre: Percussion and large ensemble
Instruments: fl(pic fl-a) ob(eh) cl(cl-b cl-cb) fg(cfg) sax h trp trb tb perc pf synth 2vl vla vc cb
Remarks: In opdracht van en opgedragen aan Peppie Wiersma en het Asko Ensemble. - Met financiële steun van het Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst. - Tijdsduur: 40'
Duration: 40'00"
Number of players: 19
Year of composition: 2006
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Contains:
Procession I
Aquarelle
Woodpecker
Procession II
Almglocken
Kretsande (revolving)
Bowed vowels
Procession III
Pulse
Description:
Program note (English): [Premiere: May 5, 2006 - Witten, Germany - Peppie Wiersma, Asko Ensemble cond. Hans Leenders (Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik)] - As the composer Edgar Varèse stated already in 1930: "Notre temps est percutant" (our time is percussive). For a composer who grew up in the fiftees and sixtees of the last century, my childhood was indeed extremely percussive: The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Frank Zappa with his Mothers of Invention, later on Varèse, Xenakis... In 'Self-portrait with percussion' I deal with percussion in many of its manifestations in my life. - KLAS TORSENSSON

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