David Sawer: Rebus

David Sawer Rebus
Rebus

David Sawer: Rebus

Year of composition:
2004
Scored for:
for 15 players
Composer:
David Sawer
Instrumentation:
1 1 1 1 - 1 1 1 1 - perc, pno, str(1 1 1 1 1)
Instrumentation details:
flute
oboe (+c.a)
clarinet in Bb (+bass cl(Bb))
bassoon (+cbsn)
horn in F
trumpet in Bb
trombone
tuba
percussion(1 player: marimba, glockenspiel, vibraphone, guiro 2 wood blocks, 3 temple blocks, triangle, sizzle cymbal, suspended cymbal, tam-tam, 2 bongos, tom-tom, log drum, small bass drum)
piano
1st violin(1)
2nd violin(1)
viola(1)
violoncello(1)
contrabass(1)
Commission:
Auftragswerk der musikFabrik NRW und der Kunststiftung NRW.
Duration:
15’
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Rebus
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World première

Location:
Köln
Date:
27.06.2004
Orchestra:
musikFabrik
Conductor:
Stefan Asbury

Press reviews

The work uses fragments of dance music to create a Kafka-esque maze of sound that is both nerve-racking and beautiful (The Guardian)

Fascinatingly, it was like an eviscerated version of Ravel’s La Valse, constantly teasing us with fragments in dance rhythm (The Sunday Times)

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