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Product number: LS 1538-01
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In his orchestral piece zeroPoints Peter Eötvös pursues two central motives which are rooted in his personal memories. Commissioned by the London Symphony Orchestra and Pierre Boulez, zeroPoints is above all a tribute to the great composer, conductor and colleague Boulez: ’It is an unusual task, a special honour for a composer-conductor to write music for another composer-conductor. Since the Eighties I have often conducted Boulez’ Domaines, and I still wonder why he begins bar-numbering with 0 instead of the accustomed 1. Out of respect for the master I dared only aim at the interspace between 0 and 1, thus the titles of the movements of zeroPoints run from 0.1, 0.2... to 0.9, without ever reaching the number 1.’ Another motive that Eötvös uses as a basis of this work is the memory of noises and sounds: ’Nostalgic memories bind me to the audio recordings of the Fifties and Sixties – the years of my childhood – which formed and determined my musical thinking in a fundamental way. Technical noise was a natural by-product of recording, of the audio technology of that time. The "tape-noise" imitation at the beginning of zeroPoints derives from the same source – but today, in the age of faultless technology, it had to be produced artificially, using double-bass tremolos. The clarinet signals that start the piece correspond to the 1kHz countdown sinus signals used in film music recordings. This, too, leads to the zero point: 3-2-1-0, and thus music starts from zero...’ (Peter Eötvös, 2001, foreword of the score)

Orchestral Cast

2 Picc. · 2 · 2 · Engl. Hr. · 3 (3. auch Es-Klar.) · Bassklar. · Sopransax. · Tenorsax. · 2 · Kfg. - 4 · 2 (1. auch Picc.-Trp.) · 3 · 1 - S. (I: gr. Tr. · Vibr. · Beck. [t.] · Tamt. [sehr tief] · Metall Chimes [Whisper] · Steel Drum [m.] · Trgl. [sehr hoch]; II: 1 P. · Vibr. · Röhrengl. · Beck. [m.] · Tamt. [t.] · Steel Drum [h.] · Trgl. [sehr hoch]; III: 3 P. · 2 Schellengeläute [hoch · sehr hoch]; IV: 1 P. · Marimba · Glsp. · Röhrengl. · Beck. [m] · Tamt. [t.] · Steel Drum [h. - exotische Stimmung - 6 verschiedene unbestimmte Tonhöhen] · Trgl. [h.]; V: gr. Tr. · Marimba (1 Instr. f. 4. u. 5. Spieler) · Glsp. · Beck. [t.] · Tamt. [m.] · Crot. · Steel Drum [m.] · Trgl. [h.] · Reibtr. [sehr hoch]) (5 Spieler) - 2 Hfn. · Keyboard-Sampler* (auch Cel.) - Str. (14 · 12 · 10 · 10 · 8 [ad lib. 4])
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Title:
zeroPoints
for orchestra
Edition:
Performance material
Publisher/Label:
Schott Music
Year of composition:
1999
Duration:
N ′
World Premiere:
February 27, 2000 · London (UK)
Barbican Hall
Conductor: Pierre Boulez · London Symphony Orchestra

Commissioned work :
Auftragswerk des London Symphony Orchestra, der Kölner Philharmonie, des Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, der Carnegie Hall, der Société Philharmonique de Bruxelles und Bruxelles 2000, der Musikfestwoche Luzern, des Edinburgh International Festival für "Boulez 2000"

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Product number:
LS 1538-01

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  • zeroPoints
    zeroPoints
    Conductor: Péter Eötvös
    Orchestra: Nemzeti Filharmonikus Zenekar (Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra)
    October 31, 2019 | Budapest (Hungary) , MÜPA — National premiere
  • zeroPoints
    zeroPoints
    Conductor: Lionel Bringuier
    Orchestra: Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden
    January 14, 2019 | Dresden (Germany) , Semperoper
  • zeroPoints
    zeroPoints
    Conductor: Lionel Bringuier
    Orchestra: Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden
    January 13, 2019 | Dresden (Germany) , Semperoper
  • zeroPoints
    zeroPoints
    Conductor: Lionel Bringuier
    Orchestra: Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden
    January 12, 2019 | Dresden (Germany) , Semperoper
  • zeroPoints
    zeroPoints
    Conductor: Lionel Bringuier
    Orchestra: Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich
    June 15, 2017 | Zürich (Switzerland) , Tonhalle
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