Beat Furrer: Gaspra

Beat Furrer Gaspra
Gaspra

Beat Furrer: Gaspra

Year of composition:
1988
Scored for:
for ensemble
Composer:
Beat Furrer
Instrumentation:
fl, cl, perc - pno - vln, vla, vc
Instrumentation details:
fl (also alto flute), cl.(also bass cl.) - perc.(1 or 2 player): marimba, 3 tam-tam (high, medium, low), 1 cymbal, bongo, 2 tom-tom (high, medium), woodblock, maraca
pno. - vln., vla., vc.
Duration:
17’
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Work introduction

In Gaspra for ensemble (1988), Beat Furrer works with timbre and rhythmic patterns. He organises the instruments into small groups within the ensemble and lets them narrate several stories simultaneously, each constantly succeeded by another. ‘Gaspra is named after an asteroid of 5km diameter, a lump of rock, fragment of an exploding star which wandered into our solar system’s gravitational field’ (Furrer).

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Gaspra

Beat Furrer: Gaspra

score
for ensemble , 17’
Instr.: fl, cl, perc - pno - vln, vla, vc

Gaspra

Beat Furrer: Gaspra

study score
for ensemble , 17’
Instr.: fl, cl, perc - pno - vln, vla, vc

Gaspra

Beat Furrer: Gaspra

study score
for ensemble , 17’
Instr.: fl, cl, perc - pno - vln, vla, vc

Gaspra

Beat Furrer: Gaspra

score
for ensemble , 17’
Instr.: fl, cl, perc - pno - vln, vla, vc

World première

Location:
Wien
Date:
14.03.1989
Orchestra:
Klangforum Wien
Conductor:
Beat Furrer

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