composer

Faegre, Brendan

The music of Brendan Faegre (b. 1985, USA) unites the traditions within which he was formed: jazz and rock drumming, Hindustani classical, and contemporary concert music. Faegre's music has been performed around the ...

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composition

Four Koans : for violin and viola / Brendan Faegre

Publisher's number: 15512
Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Mixed ensemble (2-12 players)
Instruments: vln vla
Duration: 12'15"
Number of players: 2
Year of composition: 2012
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Description:
Four Koans is an exploration of the Zen Buddhist koan concept in a musical context (perhaps the widest known koan—poorly translated—is “what is the sound of one hand clapping?”). I have always loved these irrational statements, stories, and questions designed to foil the logical mind and allow for an intuitive and spontaneous type of comprehension. I have composed these four short movements with the aim of stimulating similar mental faculties in the performers and listeners.

Brendan Faegre

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