David Fennessy: Hauptstimme

David Fennessy Hauptstimme
Hauptstimme

David Fennessy: Hauptstimme

Year of composition:
2013
Scored for:
for amplified solo viola and ensemble
Composer:
David Fennessy
Soloists:
viola
Instrumentation:
1 1 1 1 - 0 0 0 0 - Rhodes piano, perc, e.guit, vln, vla, vc, cb
Instrumentation details:
flute
oboe
bass clarinet in Bb
bassoon
percussion (+t-tom
Pedal bass drum)
electric guitar
Rhodes piano
violin
viola
violoncello
double bass
Commission:
Commissioned by Red Note Ensemble with financial assistance from Creative Scotland
Duration:
17’
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Work introduction

The notion of the individual and how he/she contributes or functions in a group setting as well as how that group can meaningfully make a collective statement has been central to a number of my works over the years – starting with graft for string quartet (2000), through to 13 Factories for ensemble (2009). Once again, it seems to be at the core of this new piece for solo viola and ensemble.

For much of the time, the solo viola is buried in a thick ensemble texture with the primary goal merely to be heard. Once it has achieved this, a more complex question emerges – what to say?

David Fennessy

World première

Location:
Huddersfield
Date:
16.11.2013
Orchestra:
Red Note Ensemble
Conductor:
Garry Walker

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