HCMF final weekend: Sat - Arne Deforce/Richard Barrett
Nov 28 2008 By Andrew Jackson
STUDIO 2 4PM,
Tickets £12 (£10 concession) Bernd Alois Zimmermann Intercomunicazione
Samuel Beckett Not I
Richard Barrett new work (HCMF commission) UK PREMIERE
Arne Deforce cello
Yutaka Oya piano
Richard Barrett electronics
With Intercomunicazione for cello and piano, Bernd Alois Zimmermann poses the question as to how much further the repertoire for cello and piano must go. In this ‘anti-sonata' he reveals the very different ways that both instruments produce sound. Making the cello independent as a solo instrument was a logical consequence.
At Arne Deforce's request, the composer responds once again to the challenge of writing a work for cello and piano, without lapsing into traditional compositional paradigms. The British composer Richard Barrett here chooses the use of electronics as intermediary. The monologue Not I by Samuel Beckett is a search for identity and has an almost musical structure.
Produced by HCMF; commissioned by the Concertgebouw Bruges and Transit: Festival van Vlaanderen Vlaams-Brabant