Simon Steen-Andersen (1976)
Double Up (2010)
for sampler and small orchestra
- General information
Composition date :
- Duration : 18 mn
- Editor : Edition-S
- Composition date : 2010
- Instrumental ensemble music [Instrumental ensemble, one to a part]
- 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, 3 percussionists, harp, strings
17 October 2010
Allemagne, Donaueschingen, Donaueschinger Musiktage
le Radio Kammerphilharmonie Hilversum, direction : Peter Eötvös.
Information about electronic
Electronic device : échantillonneur - sampler
Doubling up is a risky strategy, but it can yield large returns (investopedia.com).
Double Up is both a term for a risky but potentially powerful investment/gambling strategy on the stock market or in the casino, and it is, of course, the term for what you get during happy hour in a bar. In this piece the term is meant to cover a similar range: From the drunken and sloppy but deeply felt sing-along to the more musical "power of unison" and the potentially rewarding effect of opening up something familiar for reinterpretation and re-experience by distorting or emphasizing its different elements or by presenting it in a new context.
The form is simply two halves exploring two types of linearity with the same material: The linearity of a trivial narrative and the linearity of the inherent musical qualities in the very same sounding snapshots.