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Universal Edition - Hear and Now: Pintscher conducts Schwartz

Hear and Now: Pintscher conducts Schwartz

Posted by Johannes Feigl on 08 January 2016 (comments: 1)

My compositions use these sliding tones to create structures, „drawing“ geometrical systems of lines and curves which are slowly channelled into various intervallic relationships, creating a system of tension and release.

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Delta – Music for Orchestra IV uses the actual shape of the sign ∆ as the formal structure of the composition. Slow upwardly gliding lines are positioned over the tone “D” spinning a long web of harmonies and overtones driving towards a “D” unison. The expectations are, however, interrupted by a catharsis.

A sketch of Delta

Jay Schwartz (c) Universal Edition

Tomorrow, 9 January, the UK première of Jay Schwartz’ Delta – Music for Orchestra IV will be performed at the City Halls in Glasgow. Matthias Pintscher conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

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Comment by Hazel | 2016-01-10

Just wanted to say thanks for the amazing sound adventure last night at the City Halls in Glasgow. We were absolutely blown away, like most of the audience appeared to be - and have just shared Music for orchestra on my FB page, with the same message - hope that's ok. Happy New year to you! Hazel