composer

Kyriakides, Yannis

General: Yannis Kyriakides was born in Limassol, Cyprus in 1969, emigrated to Britain in 1975, and has been living in the Netherlands since 1992. He currently lives in Amsterdam with ...

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Reflections : Version for cello and electronics / Amos Elkana

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Subgenre: Cello with electronics
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Horn concerto : for horn and orchestra, 2001, revision 2002 / Geert van Keulen

Genre: Orchestra
Subgenre: Horn and orchestra
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8 songs : (1965), for a medium voice and piano / poems by E.E. Cummings, Henk Badings

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composition

Words and Song Without Words : for cello, sound and video / Yannis Kyriakides

Publisher's number: 15318
Genre: Electronical music
Subgenre: Cello with electronics
Instruments: vc electronics
Remarks: [107]
Duration: 12'00"
Number of players: 1
Year of composition: 2012
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Description:
This work is a response to a quote from Felix Mendelssohn from a letter to to Marc-André Souchay dated 15th of October 1842. In it he explained his position regarding his Songs Without Words cycle, highlighting the opposite view he takes from the accepted norm, regarding the relative meaningfulness of words in relation to music.
This text is encoded into music and set against the words themselves which are projected one by one on screen. The effect being that the semantic meaning of the text would come under strain when forced into a direct relationship with music. This piece explores not only the individual semantic problems of words and music individually but what happens in their combination when the music is forced into a linguistic function.

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