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Attempt at Screaming

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Instrumentation:
ob. (cor ingl.), cl. in B (cl. in Es), tr, perc, pno, vla, vc
Year:
2011
Dur. (min.):
13
Premier:
15 Apr. 2011 World Music and Dance Center, Rotterdam by ASKO/Schoenberg Ens. under Bas Wiegers
Info/Program notes:
Written for ASKO/Schoenberg Ensemble within 9x7 project.
Everyone has had at least once this strong thirst to scream. I mean these inner screams which can bring a certain level of purification but for many reasons they never become a real, actual scream. It’s like a very big massive explosion which nobody hears. The screaming for me stays as a symbol of the strong will to reach outer spaces in ourselves. However, this idealistic notion is only a utopia as the human mind is not capable of even touching universes, only imagination is. Therefor I feel that we are inescapably trapped in this inter-space continuum where time is only a memory of the real world and our longing to overcome it, no matter how strong and insane it is, is staying endlessly an attempt - an attempt at screaming – feeling – knowing – living –
Other Performances:
16 Apr. 2011 Korzo Theather The Hague| ASKO/Schoenberg Ens. under Bas Wiegers
17 Apr. 2011 Conservatorium van Amsterdam| ASKO/Schoenberg Ens. under Bas Wiegers
24 June 2011 Union of Bulgarian Composers Concert Hall Sofia| Ensemble Musica Nova-Sofia under Dragomir Yossifov
25-25 Oct. 2011 Recording sessions at the Bulgarian National Radio| Ensemble Musica Nova-Sofia under Dragomir Yossifov
05 Mar. 2015 Chamber hall “Bulgaria” Sofia| Ensemble Musica Nova-Sofia under Dragomir Yossifov
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