composer

Eisma, Will

Will Eisma was born on May 13, 1929 at Sungailiat (Indonesia). In 1946 Eisma came to The Netherlands. From 1948 to 1953 he studied violin with Jewsey Wulf and Oscar Back ...

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composition

Le cheval mort : mezzo-soprano, bass clarinet, piano, percussion: marimba + tamtam, 2 synthesizers, 4 channel tape / text: Aloysius Bertrand, Will Eisma

Publisher: Amsterdam: Donemus, cop. 1976
Publisher's number: 03420
Genre: Vocal music
Subgenre: Voice and instrument(s); Electronics and singing voice(s) with or without instrument(s)
Scoring: sopr-m cl-b perc pf 2synth tape
Remarks: Franse tekst. - In opdracht van het Cultuurfonds Buma. - Jaar van comp.: 1976. - Tijdsduur: ca. 18'
Duration: 18'00"
Number of players: 6
Year of composition: 1976
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Other authors:
Bertrand, Aloysius (librettist)
Description:
Program note (English): The compositions Le Gibet and Le Cheval Mort were set to surrealistic poems by Aloysius Bertrand from his collection: Gaspard de la nuit, septième livre, Pièces détachées. The wonderful ambience derived from the poems inspired me to set some of these to music. The text of the poems expresses the dramatic environment of a battlefield and a graveyard. This lends itself easily to natural nocturnal sounds, bloodcurdling whistling and cracking noises. This is, however, something I wanted to avoid. I have tried to create an unreal atmosphere in my music. In Le Cheval Mort the electronics are prominent, especially in the second half of the work. It was written for the music festival in Witten, Germany and received its première there in 1976. - WILL EISMA

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