Simon Steen-Andersen (1976)
Black Box Music (2012)
for solo percussion, amplified box, 15 players and video
- General information
- Duration: 32 mn
- Publisher: Edition·S
- Composition date: 2012
- Concertant music [Percussion and ensemble/orchestra]
- soloist: percussionist
- baritone saxophone, bass clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, piano, 3 percussionists, harp, electric guitar, viola, cello, double bass
23 July 2012
Allemagne, Darmstadt, 613m2
Håkon Stene : percussions, Oslo Sinfonietta.
Information on the electronics
Electronic device: amplification, dispositif multimédia (vidéo, lumière)
Black Box Music is scored for percussion solo, amplified box, 15 instruments and video. The starting point is the classical soloist-conductor, only in this case, the conducting and solo part are one and the same. The setting is a traditional theater stage with curtains, props and lightning, only in this case, the stage is also an instrument. Black Box Music could be said to be a deconstruction of conducting and puppet theater as well as an exploration and exploitation of the audio/visual relations inherent in conducting and staging.