Oorebeek, Christina Viola

Christina Viola Oorebeek was born in New Work, on November 7, 1944. Since 1972, she lives in Amsterdam. Education: Christina immersed herself in music as a profession at 21, teaching herself ...

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Satie and his sense of shoelaces : a mini music drama in the form of three songs, for tenor and piano, 1996, revision 2003 / on words by John Cage, Christina Viola Oorebeek

Publisher: Amsterdam: Donemus, 2003
Publisher's number: 09225
Genre: Vocal music
Subgenre: Voice and piano
Instruments: ten pf
Remarks: In opdracht van en opgedragen aan Brian Galliford en Marien van Nieukerken. - Cop. 1996. - Tijdsduur: ca. 9'-10'
Duration: 10'00"
Number of players: 2
Year of composition: 1996
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Other authors:
Cage, John (librettist)
Coming untied
Flat on the floor
Satie is touched
Program note (English): The text of these songs is borrowed from 'James Joyce, Marcel Duchamp, Erik Satie: An Alphabet', a fantastical prose piece by John Cage, most well known as one of the key figures in the musical history of the 20th century. Using his chance theory principles for determining key words used in the piece, he described imagined scenes in which some of his favorite artists play roles. Although the texts of the three songs are comprised of two non-consecutive verses, together they form a fantastical story, rich with musical associations. The central figures in the two verses are Erik Satie and Conlon Nancarrow, an American composer much admired by John Cage. Nancarrow has written music exclusively for player piano(s) and recently gained wide recognition as an important 20th century composer. Louise Nevelson, also mentioned, is a famous American sculptress. In the music of the three songs, I sought connections with the musical associations in the text in the work of Cage, Nancarrow and
Satie. In the second song - Flat on the floor - for example, the singer joins the pianist playing a quote from one of the piano studies by Nancarrow. Much of the melodic material refers to permutations on melodies from Gymnopedies and Gnossiennes by Satie. In the first song, 'Satie is having trouble', pitch material was adapted from the First String Quartet by Cage. - CHRISTINA VIOLA OOREBEEK

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