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Speaking Drums

Four poems for percussion solo and orchestra
Texts by Sándor Weöres and Jayadeva
percussion and orchestra
Edition: Performance material

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Description

'Talking whilst playing the drum is not something unique. We can find it in traditional Indian percussion, and in jazz when musicians accompany their play with 'Sprechgesang'. This piece goes the opposite way: It begins with the percussionist speaking nonsensically, the emphasis on the rhythm, which he then passes on to his instrument. Like the pure, childish joy of repeating the same word in a different tune, the soloist teaches his instrument to speak until the drums start to talk themselves.
Several poems form the basis; in the first two movements it are three poems by Sándor Weöres, and in the third movement it is a poem by Jayadeva. Each sentence has a more complex form than the one before. Rhythms form words, words form sentences, and sentences create a narrative.' (Ann-yi Bingöl)

Orchestral Cast

2 (2. auch Picc.) · 1 (auch Engl. Hr.) · 1 · Bassklar. · 1 - 2 · 1 · 1 · 0 - 2 (2. auch Picc.) · 1 (auch Engl. Hr.) · 1 · Bassklar. · 1 – 2 · 1 · 1 · 0 – S. (I: Glsp. · Crot. · Vibr. · 3 Beck. · Nietenbeck. · 5 Kuhgl. · 2 Bong. · Vibraslap · Grelots · 2 Kieselsteine; II: Vibr. [von Spieler 1] · Trgl. · 5 Gong · Tamt. [t.] · Schellen-Tamb. · 2 Bong. · gr. Tr. · Vibraslap · 2 hg. koreanische Steinplatten) (2 Spieler) – Hfe. · Cel. – Str. (6 · 6 · 6 · 4 · 2) - Hfe. · Cel. - Str. (6 · 6 · 6 · 4 · 2) -
S. solo (Bassp. · Marimba · Röhrengl. · Cowbell · Trgl. · 8 Beck. · kl. Crash-Beck. · gr. chin. Beck. mit Filzgleitern · 3 kl. Flachgongs · 2 Tamt. · kl. Tr. · Feldtr. · 4 Tomt. · 5-6 gr. Holztr. [Mokugyo oder Salatschüssel] · Hi-Hat · 2 Woodbl. · 2 Löwengebrüll · 4 frei wählbare Instrumente: z.B. Tomt. · Tamt. · Operngong · Beckenplatte [Der Solist rezitiert auch Laut-Gedichte von Sándor Weöres und Jayadeva.])

Content

I Tanzlied/Dance Song
II Nonsense Songs
III (Passacaglia: Intrada, Saltarello, Bourrée, Passepied, Gigue, Allemande, Finale)

More Information

Title:
Speaking Drums
Four poems for percussion solo and orchestra
Texts by Sándor Weöres and Jayadeva
Language:
Artificial language
Edition:
Performance material
Publisher/Label:
Schott Music
Year of composition:
2012 (2013)
Duration:
20 ′
World Premiere:
September 29, 2013 · Monte Carlo (MC)
Auditorium Rainier III
Daniel Ciampolini, Percussion · Conductor: Andrey Boreyko · Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo

Commissioned work :
Commissioned by the Fondation Prince Pierre de Monaco
Series:

Technical Details

Product number:
LS 5387-01
Delivery rights:
Worldwide

Preview/Media Contents

Audio:
Video:
Peter Eötvös: Speaking Drums (Martin Grubinger, hr-Sinfonieorchester, Vasily Petrenko)

Performances

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  • Speaking Drums
    Conductor: Zsolt Nagy
    Orchestra: Tokyo Geidai Philharmonia
    May 31, 2024 | Tokyo (Japan) , University of the Arts Sogakudo
  • Speaking Drums
    Weiwuying International Music Festival 2024
    Conductor: Pascal Rophé
    Orchestra: National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra
    April 12, 2024 | Taipei (Taiwan) , National Concert Hall — National Premiere
  • Speaking Drums
    Conductor: Markus Stenz
    Orchestra: Tongyeong Festival Orchestra
    April 7, 2024 | Tongyeong (South Korea) , Concert Hall — National Premiere
  • Speaking Drums
    Conductor: Wolfgang Wengenroth
    Orchestra: KUG-Orchester
    March 20, 2024 | Graz (Austria) , Congress, Stefaniensaal
  • Speaking Drums
    Conductor: Duncan Ward
    Orchestra: Kammerakademie Potsdam
    February 10, 2024 | Potsdam (Germany) , Nikolaisaal
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