Jeths, Willem

Willem Jeths was born on August 31, 1959 in Amersfoort, The Netherlands.  Education: Jeths started his musical career as a child with piano and music theory lessons in the Music School of Amersfoort with ...

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Dwaallicht : voor fluit en tape, 1995 / op tekst van Hans Faverey, Willem Jeths

Publisher: Amsterdam: Donemus, cop. 1998
Publisher's number: 09419
Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Flute; Electronics with different instruments; Fluit met elektronica
Scoring: fl tape
Remarks: Ondertitel op pagina t.o. eerste muziekp.: Een performance voor fluit, tape en kunstobject. - Fluit tevens spreekstem. - Met voorw. - In opdracht van het Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst. - Geschreven voor het Festival Consequenze (1995). - Opgedragen aan Abbie de Quant. - Cop. 1997. - Tijdsduur: ca. 15'
Duration: 15'00"
Number of players: 1
Year of composition: 1995
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Other authors:
Faverey, Hans (tekstdichter/librettist)
Program note (English): Dwaallicht's point of departure is the dichotomy between Near and Far, the estrangement from oneself and from others. The flutist is seduced, as it were, by an object from which sampled flute notes draw her near. Here the flute symbolizes pure love. Dwaallicht's construction centres on continual attraction and repulsion. This area of tension elicits unmistakable associations with erotic tensions.
In Dwaallicht the flutist recites two poems by Hans Faverey. They reflect the performance's underlying theme: the struggle between gnawing doubt and the eventual inevitability of answering the trusted appeal of a stranger. The first poem, additionally, provides the raw material: the perfect fifth.
Dwaallicht is based for a large part on an accumulation of perfect fifths, without containing actual tonal elements as such. At the climax of play between flute and objet d'art, fifths are heaped upon fifths until the construction (on tape) nearly bursts its seams. The flute answers frantically with rapid technical figures and extreme leaps. As the tape's tower of fifths eventually implodes, the flute beats a shy retreat.
The object, designed by the artist Petra Mol, contains two small loudspeakers from which the taped samples emerge. The object is illuminated throughout the performance according to a meticulously devised lighting plan. The work can, however, be performed without the object d'art. - WILLEM JETHS (transl.: Jonathan Reeder)

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