Universal Edition - Wolfgang Rihm – Bild

Wolfgang Rihm

Wolfgang Rihm

Year of composition: 1984
Subtitle: (eine Chiffre)
Scored for: for 9 players
Composer: Wolfgang Rihm
Instrumentation: 0 0 0 0 - 1 1 1 0 - perc(2), pno, vla(1), vc(1), cb(1)
Instrumentation details:
Remarks: siehe auch Chiffre-Zyklus
Duration: 9′
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Audio Excerpt


World Première

Location: Witten / Germany
Date: 27.04.1984
Orchestra: Ensemble Modern
Conductor: Bernhard Wulff

Work Introduction

Bild is a self-sufficient composition in the Chiffre cycle. It can be performed live to accompany Luis Buñuel’s film An Andalusian Dog. Since that film cannot possibly be expected to support synchronous sonic action, Bild should join the film as an over-painting, or stand as a sonic figure or relièf – but on no account should it underscore the film, not to mention interpret it. Some suggestions: play Bild before or after the film, let it remain a silent – I think that is the most musical recommendation. Bild can also be cut up into parts and spread out over the film’s duration.

Wolfgang Rihm

Translation: Grant Chorley

score - Bild

  • for 9 players
  • Edition type: score

score - Bild

  • for 9 players
  • Edition type: score

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