WEISS / WEISSLICH 21
Becken und Instrumente
21a:"Analytische Integration", (1994,96), türkisches Becken, Streichinstrument ad lib., variable Länge, zB.8'
21b:"Isabels Trio", Vl, Vc, türkisches Becken, (1999), 12'
21c: Becken und Instrumente (2011)
"Analytische Integration", Notebook 1994
21a: cymbal and string instrument, "analytic integration", variable lenght, e.g. 8';
21b: "Isabel's Trio", vl,vc,turkish cymbal, 12'
21c: cymbal or Tamtam and instruments, any duration
"Weiss/weisslich 21", in its initial version, is for a cymbal and one or more string instruments. The piece is not pre-existant, but is created anew for each chosen cymbal. The chosen cymbal is first analyzed for its primary frequencies which are the basis for the score of the piece. These primary frequencies are notated as a microtonal scale for string instruments that can be performed in variable instrumentation. The performance consists of a constant roll on the chosen cymbal and the simultanious performance ("integration") of the analyzed frequencies (the microtonal scale) by (a) string instrument(s).
The pitches played by the string instrument(s) emphasize the frequencies of the cymbal and - little by little - impregnate the initialy impenetrable density of the constant noise of the cymbal-roll. In a way the piece is the continuous transition of perception from impenetrable density to possible consciousness.
contact the publisher for details (to prepare a new score it is neccesary to have a recording of a constant roll of the chosen cymbal):
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
> score example of an earlier version of the piece. This example is not for use - except in combination with the same cymbal as analyzed for this version (turkish cymbal, Zildian 18 inch T.C., owned by percussionist Berndt Thurner, Vienna, Austria).
List of other analysed cymbals and their owners:
"Altes Becken", Wolfgang Totzi
türkisches Becken, Zildian 18 inch T.C. (amongst others), Berndt Thurner
Sabian Artisan 22, Christoph Brunner
Sabian, Vault, Ride 20", Leo Fabriek
Tam-tam Paiste 60" Symphonic, UC San Diego
Trowa 22, Hannes Lingen
Zildjian K 19" Custom Special Dry Crash Ride, Noam Bierstone
Masterwork, 20" Ride, Splendor (Club), Amsterdam
Zildjian, Constantinople Light, Ride 22", Antonin Gerbal
There is no significant difference between Weiss/weisslich 21a, 21b and 21c, except that 21b was the first version with more than one string instrument (It is called "Isabel's Trio" because it was Isabel Requejo Perez who brought up the idea for this version), and 21c, which is open for any duration and any instrumentation that can reproduce the analysed pitches in a sustained way.
> The premiere of "Isabel's Trio", 12 Minutes long, 9MB
further versions of the piece:
4 TÜRKISCHE BECKEN
Flöte (Bassfl,grFl,Picc) und Schlagzeug (4 türkische Becken), (1999-2001), variable Länge, z.B.16'
(auch in der Version:)
2 Flöten (Bassfl,grFl,Picc), 2 Schlagzeuger (4 türkische Becken), (2001), 12'30"
fl(bfl,fl,picc), perc(4 turkish cymbals), variable duration, e.g.16'; also in a version for 2fl(both bfl,fl,picc), 2perc(4 turkish cymbals), 12'30"
spectral analyses of a cymbal, prepared by Robert Höldrich, IEM Graz, Austria
(English notes edited by Andrew Smith)