Double

description

Double is an investigation of the communication between the two players that peform the work. The piano is prepared with hair from the bow of a string instrument in order to ‘bow’ notes and create the possibility to double notes with the violin. The piano-part isn’t very ‘pianistic’ and can be played by a percussionist as well. In the climax of the piece, the pianist grabs a mallet and a fast percussive reacting between the violinst and the pianist takes place. These theatrical gestures are written down in the score.

instrumentation

for violin and piano
1997

violin
piano (prepared)

details

Duration 8'
First performance 16 May 1997, Maria del Mar Escarabajal, violin Tatiana Koleva, piano
Commissioned by -
Published by Donemus

audio

Double

Maria del Mar Escarabajal, violin
Tatiana Koleva, piano
2:12 min. excerpt

performances

Last performance:

  • 12 September 2013
    Rachel Kolly d’Alba, Violin. Christian Chamorel, Piano
    Beethoven Festival
    6pm, Merit School of Music, Chicago, USA

publications