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für Schlagzeug solo und Instrumental-Quintett
percussion solo and instrumental quintet
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This work, a commission for the Concours de Genève 2002 and premièred during the competition, also reveals its connections with Geneva in its title: Heinz Holliger named Ma’mounia after a restaurant in the city which was the location of the composition’s original inspiration. In this work, the composer highlights the musical interplay between body and mind. The frantically virtuoso percussion part corresponds with the ensemble in theatrical physicality. The progress of the piece describes an arc extending from a pure soundscape to an explosive tonal sonority, finally ending at its initial starting point.

Orchestral Cast

Schlagzeug solo (Marimba · Vibr. · Glsp. · Beck. · Watergong · Rin · Metallbl. · 2 Woodbl. · Sandbl. · 4 Bong. · gr. Tr. [mit Pedal] · 3 Tomt.· Guiro · 3 Tamt. · Papier · Chinastäbchen od. Pedigrohr · Metallstäbchen · Bambusstab · Crot. · Hioshighi · Flex. · Löwengebrüll · Superball)

Instrumental-Quintett (Flöte / Piccolo / Altflöte · Klarinette in B / Bassklarinette in B · Horn in F · Violoncello · Klavier [auch: kleines Becken, Papier, Plektrum, Lotosflöte])

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für Schlagzeug solo und Instrumental-Quintett
Performance material
Schott Music
Year of composition:
13 ′
World Premiere:
December 1, 2002 · Genève (CH)
Concours de Genève 2002
Greg Beyer, Schlagzeug; Mitglieder des Ensemble Contrechamps: Felix Renggli, Flöte(n); René Meyer, Klarinette(n); Olivier Darbellay, Horn; Daniel Haefliger, Violoncello; Bahar Dördüncü, Klavier · Conductor: Olivier Cuendet

Commissioned work :
Auftragswerk des Concours de Genève 2002

Technical Details

Product number:
LS 5622-01


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