Johannes Maria Staud: Violent Incidents (Hommage à Bruce Nauman)

Johannes Maria Staud Violent Incidents (Hommage à Bruce Nauman)
Violent Incidents (Hommage à Bruce Nauman)

Johannes Maria Staud: Violent Incidents (Hommage à Bruce Nauman)

Year of composition:
2005/2006
Scored for:
for saxophone, wind instruments and percussion
Composer:
Johannes Maria Staud
Soloists:
saxophone
Instrumentation:
3 0 0 3 - 2 3 3 1 - perc(2)
Instrumentation details:
1st flute (+alto fl)
2nd flute (+alto fl)
3rd flute (+bass fl)
1st bassoon
2nd bassoon
3rd bassoon (+cbsn)
1st horn in F
2nd horn in F
1st trumpet in C (+picc.tpt)
2nd trumpet in C
3rd trumpet in C
1st trombone
2nd trombone
3rd trombone
bass tuba
1st percussion
2nd percussion
Duration:
13’
Dedication:
für Marcus Weiss und Kasper de Roo
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Work introduction

Violent Incident is an installation by the American artist Bruce Nauman (*1941) created in 1986, for 12 video monitors controlled by 4 video recorders. Along with other works by Nauman, it was a significant source of inspiration for this composition. My work takes Nauman’s installation as a starting point for my own exploration, but does not try to imitate the original work. The gradual and eruptive, regressive and unreconstructed forms of violence with which we are all so familiar, the anxious moment before an act of violence and the spectral emptiness afterwards, all this is bundled together in the music as if it were a harmless little game. But at the same time it shakes at the foundations of the patterns underlying civilisation, which threaten us in life in a very different way. (Johannes Maria Staud)

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Violent Incidents (Hommage à Bruce Nauman)

Johannes Maria Staud: Violent Incidents (Hommage à Bruce Nauman)

study score
for saxophone, wind instruments and percussion , 13’
Instr.: 3 0 0 3 - 2 3 3 1 - perc(2)

World première

Location:
Schwaz
Date:
10.09.2005
Orchestra:
Windkraft Tirol
Conductor:
Kasper de Roo

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