for solo violin and 11 strings (18.104.22.168.1)
In this work, the orchestra assumes neither the antagonistic nor the ancillary solo-accompanying role it would normally take within the context of a traditional violin concert. Here it envelops and colours the sound, or complements the melodic fragments of the solo violin in the absence of its deeper register. Solo and orchestra are thus one sound and, just as a sculpture offers its viewer a multitude of perspectives, so the eleven strings allow the sound of the solo violin to be heard from all sides. This collective sound, initially quite static, feels its way tentatively forward in small, sometimes quarter-tonal steps, explores tonal colours (on the border of noise), dynamics and movement before the quasi-nucleal solo violin is released from its orchestral sheath. Now, with expressive and virtuosic gestures, they play with their possibilities; fathom their borders, impassionate, temperamental, but also ephemeral and delicate. (M.R)
Duration: 16' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH