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Torstensson, Klas

The composer Klas Torstensson has lived and worked most of his adult life in the Netherlands, but his music crosses borders – in all respects. Despite the abstract nature of ...

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Solo : for bass saxophone, 1988 / Klas Torstensson

Publisher: Amsterdam: Donemus, cop. 1991
Publisher's number: 06616
Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Saxophone
Scoring: sax-b
Remarks: Deel uit de triptiek "Licks & Brains". - Voor el. versterkte bassaxofoon (tevens zangstem). - Opgedragen aan Leo van Oostrom. - Met financiële steun van het Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst. - Tijdsduur: 10'
Duration: 10'00"
Number of players: 1
Year of composition: 1988
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Description:
Program note (English): 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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