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Peter Ablinger:
TWO STRINGS AND NOISE
2004
Violine, Violoncello, Lautsprecher, 30"
vl, vc, lsp, 30"




30 seconds for 2 strings and one loud short electronic pop.






Drawing from sketchbooks: sustained tone (horizontal) and pop (vertical)


"... and the other thing is about the pop. It appears also in other pieces (first in "accordion and noise", and a direct forerunner of "2 strings and noise" is the "suprematistic story" from "The Orchestra", 2nd act of the Cityopera Graz), for me the pop is still related to this very general idea of white noise-concepts: The "everything allways". The first part, the "everything", is clear: White noise is all frequencies at once. But the other part, the "allways" many times lead me to the question: how LONG is "allways"? I have worked with many different ways to try to answer this impossible question. One of this "answers" was the decision for the shortest possible time, - everything, but almost no time - the pop.

And, as this pop allways appears together with a long sustained note, (or: a variation of such a sustained note, or: an endless slow motion of descending tone-steps...) the other - somehow related - thought one can discover within the graphical representation behind this: The sustained note is the horicontal, the pop is the vertical: simply a cross." (Peter Ablinger)




> full score and performance material (51 KB)

> an example for a possible pop (wav, 19 KB)

for score and performance-CD, as well as for more information, contact the publisher:

ZEITVERTRIEB WIEN BERLIN
Dr. Siegwald Ganglmair, Ruprechtsplatz 4-5/10, A - 1010 Wien,
T: ++43 / 699 / 103 183 74, AB/F: ++43 / 1 / 535 12 66



see also:

> Instrumente und Rauschen

> WEISS / WEISSLICH 17, Instrument und Rauschen

> Rauschen, documentation

> Window Piece: Seeing and Hearing the Music of Peter Ablinger, 2010 by G. Douglas Barrett, as download-document: Word 97 (67 KB)


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