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.
for violin and piano
16 May 1997
Arnold Schönbergzaal, The Hague, Netherlands
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin
Anthony Romaniuk, piano
Maria del Mar Escarabajal, violin. Tatiana Koleva, piano