Lorenzo Pagliei (1972)

Finzioni (2001)

for trumpet

  • General information
    • Composition date : 2001
    • Duration : 10 mn
    • Editor : Inédit
    • Dedication : à Gabriele Cassone
  • Type
Detailed formation
  • trumpet

Creation information

  • Date : 22 May 2001
    Location :

    Italie, Milan, Auditorium Lattuada

    Performers :

    Gabriele Cassone.

Program note

One of the main themes of Finzioni is the variety of attitudes the performer can assume towards his instrument. He goes by non-orthodox attitudes to more properly musical situations, in the traditional sense. In the first case the performer make use of the trumpet as a kind of funnel/filter that amplifies his disparate actions (feverish speech, frantic breathing, recto-tono singing, muddy sounds, etc.; he fumbles/introduces sounds into the instrument: he acts the trumpet just like a scenic space. In the other kind of attitudes, the infinite variety of possible sounds is limited to that of the trumpet as a traditional musical instrument. These two fundamental attitudes are supported and managed by two different approaches to writing: one more visionary, the other more rigorously structured. Other themes can be noticed in the choice of texts, taken from Greek-Latin quotations collected in Chapter I of Joyce’s Ulysses. They remain most of all unintelligible, nevertheless they refer to themes connected to the celebration of death and to the sea.

Lorenzo Pagliei