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The Red Book: Music and Time

The Red Book: Music and Time

"Time is the garden where sounds bloom,” as Nikolaus Brass illustrates elegantly in his composer's note on Landschaft der Vergangenheit, music shares a special bond with time. Recently, this metaphor became a reality as our rapidly changing times demanded a high degree of adaptability from the music world, the music world, its practitioners, and its audiences. Based on our publication The Red Book, we present you with a multimedia selection of works by Grisey, Neuwirth and Manoury, among others, that unveil artistic realisations of the complex relationship between music and time.

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Georges Aperghis

Von Zeit zu Zeit (1971)
1.1.2.1 - 1.1.2.1 - perc - e-org - 1.0.1.1.1
Duration: 20‘



 

Nikolaus Brass

Landschaft der Vergangenheit (1986)
4.4.4.4 - 4.4.4.1 - 3perc - 2pf - hp - 12.12.12.8.8
Duration: 28‘



 

Pascal Dusapin

Extenso (1994 – 1999)
Solo no. 2 pour orchestre
3.3.3.3 - 4.3.3.0 - timp.2perc - 16.14.12.10.8
Duration: 12‘



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Ludovico Einaudi

Time out (1988)
Un viaggio nel tempo
2.3.0.0 - 0.2.2.0 - 2perc.mar.vib - 2pf.cel.hp - 6.4.3.2.1
Duration: 60'



 

Dai Fujikura

Abandoned Time (2006)
for rock guitar and ensemble
e-git - fl.cl.perc.pf.vl.vla.vc.db
Duration: 10‘



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Ghost of Christmas
(2017)
2.2.2.2 - 2.2.0.0 - perc - str
Duration: 6'

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Time Unlocked (2007)
for ensemble
ob.cl.bsn.pf.vl.vla
Duration: 11'




 

Vinko Globokar

Blinde Zeit (1993)
fl.tpt.perc.pf.vl.vla.vc
Duration: 26'


 

Gérard Grisey

Quatre chants pour franchir le seuil (1998)
pour voix de soprano et 15 musicians
S - 1.2.2sax.0 - 0.0.1.2 - 3perc - hp - 1.0.1.1.0
Duration: 40‘




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Alun Hoddinott

Bells of Paradise (1984)
A Christmas cantata for tenor or soprano, baritone, mixed choir and orchestra op.117
T(or S).Bar - Chr - 3.2.3.2 - 4.3.3.0 - timp.3perc - hp - str
Duration: 20'
chamber orchestra version available

 

Klaus Huber

Plainte - Die umgepflügte Zeit II (1990)
Zweite Version für Soli und 13 Instrumente
Ms.T - vlam - 1.1.1.1 - 1.0.1.0 - perc - git - 1.1.1.1.1
Duration: 13'




 

Philippe Manoury

Le temps, mode d'emploi(2014)
pour deux piano & electronique
2pf.el
Duration: 10‘

Watch the interview with the composer



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Olga Neuwirth

Masaot / Clocks without Hands (2013)
für großes Orchester
3.3.3.3 - 3.3.3.1 - 3perc - cel - 6.16.12.12.6
Duration: 24‘



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Fausto Romitelli

Your time is over (1993)
vc - fl.cl.bsn.hn.perc.pf.vl.vla.vc
Duration: 12‘

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Gerhard Stäbler

Erlöst Albert E. (2012)
Musiktheater für Solisten, gemischten Chor, Kinderchor und Orchester
2S.2T.2Bar.B - Sp.Act.2Dancers.2Child - Chr - 2.2.2.2 - 4.2.2.1 - timp.perc - hp - 8.6.4.3.2
Duration: 90 ‘

More information about the world premiere of Erlöst Albert E. in Ulm here.

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Timescape (2001)
für Schlagzeug und Orchester
perc - 3.3.3.3 - 4.3.3.1 - timp.perc - pf.hp.acc - 12.10.8.6.4
Duration: 24'

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Alexander Zemlinsky

Ein Tanzpoem (1904)
Ballettmusik nach dem 2. Akt von "Der Truimph der Zeit" von Hugo von Hofmannnsthal
3.3.3.3 - 4.3.3.1 - timp.3perc - 2hp - str - stage 4hm.8tpt
Duration: 35'





Illustration: Michael Sailstorfer Raketenbaum (5) (Rocket Tree), 2014