Saxordionphonics on the radio

Reading time: 1 min. Vykintas Baltakas

The recording of the world première of Vykintas Baltakas’ Saxordionphonics for saxophone, accordion and chamber orchestra will be broadcast by WDR 3 on 2 March at 11.05 p.m. Listen live.

Baltakas on Saxordionphonics:

The work is founded on two structural principles. The first is a strictly rhythmical construct of two to three permuting notes which paces through the entire piece, forming a structural basis, with temporal distensions and condensations, dynamic and colorific variations. The other is a freer level which reacts musically to the first. It is especially scored for solo instruments; it is here where the musical development takes place, the relationship between the levels playing a dramaturgical part. They influence each other, the stronger one transforming the weaker one, when they are not actually rivalling.

Read the full work introduction.

View the study score of Saxordionphonics:


Website Vykintas Baltakas.


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