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Aa, Michel van der

In the years following 2000, Michel van der Aa has quickly developed into a composer with an international reputation. Characteristic of his work are his constructivist approach to music and ...

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composition

Between : for percussion quartet and tape, 1997 / Michel van der Aa

Publisher: Amsterdam: Donemus, 1999
Publisher's number: 09440
Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Percussion
Instruments: 4perc tape
Remarks: In opdracht van het Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst. - Geschreven voor de Slagwerkgroep Den Haag. - Cop. 1997. - Tijdsduur: ca. 17'
Duration: 17'00"
Number of players: 4
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Description:
Program note (English): Inspirational for the formal structure of this piece was a multi-layered ivory ball, a special handicrafted object dating back to the Chinese Qing Dynasty. The Ivory Ball is carved in multiple layers, each layer a freely moveable, independent ball with openings cut into it.
Between is about musical events taking place within other events, a fictive journey along the diameter of a multi-layered ball. The structures are cut open to insert other structures into the main form. The piece consists of parts, cut open and surrounding the fifth middle part: A B C D E D C B A. Inserts can be found at all levels, in the formal structure of the parts, in details such as timbre switches and in the rythmic structures.
The sounds on the soundtrack are edited percussion sounds. The most important editing is cutting open the reverb made by a percussion sound: a vacuum appears in which the percussionists play a fragment of their musical material. - MICHEL VAN DER AA

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