Luciano Berio: Altra voce

Luciano Berio Altra voce
Altra voce

Luciano Berio: Altra voce

Year of composition:
1999
Scored for:
for alto flute, mezzo-soprano and live electronics
Composer:
Luciano Berio
Text author:
Talia Pecker-Berio
Original language:
Italian
Translator:
Talia Pecker-Berio (01.12.2009)
Instrumentation details:
alto flute
mezzo-soprano
live electronics
Duration:
15’
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Work introduction

In one episode, namely “Il Campo” (The Field), from my azione musicale “Cronaca del Luogo,” there is a virtual love duet. Two voices and several instruments “fall in love” and follow one another in a constantly renewing relationship.

As we all know, in true polyphony each voice contributes to the whole yet retains its own identity, if not complete autonomy. In Altra voce I have liberated one voice (mezzo-soprano) and one instrument (alto flute) from the whole and developed their respective autonomies and harmonic premises by, among other means, using live electronics.

Luciano Berio

Programme note, Salzburger Festspiele 1999

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Altra voce

Luciano Berio: Altra voce

score
for alto flute, mezzo-soprano and live electronics , 15’

World première

Location:
Salzburg
Date:
22.08.1999

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