composer

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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composition

Licks & brains I : 1987, saxophone quartet / Klas Torstensson

Publisher: Amsterdam: Donemus, [1988]
Publisher's number: 02749
Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Saxophone
Instruments: 4sax
Remarks: Deel 2 uit de triptiek "Licks & brains". - Opgedragen aan Het Nederlands Saxofoonkwartet. - Cop. 1987. - Tijdsduur: ca. 19'
Duration: 25'00"
Number of players: 4
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Description:
Program note (English): Licks & Brains is a triptych for saxophones. In the course of the triptych as a whole, shifts occur in the degree of closeness and in the listener's sense of proximity to the music. In Solo the inside is of primary importance. Both tone production and mechanism (action) are amplified out of all proportion, evoking the sensation of an extremely heavy and complex piece of machinery being revived into motion; the musical development comes off the ground with a great deal of struggle. With Licks & Brains I we find ourselves, as it were, within the music itself; music that develops a high level of virtuoso activity. The quartet, as the sax section in a big band, plays as a solid unit, striving to keep together and to build up to a continually more extended and refined repertory of pitch, articulation and ways of playing. In Licks & Brains II the music for quartet is presented in a new setting. The music now appears in relation to a large entity built up of several layers. The
orchestra furnishes a new musical context, at times enforcing a reinterpretation of the saxophone music. - KLAS TORSTENSSON

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