Simon Steen-Andersen (1976)

Study for String Instrument #1 (2007)

for string instrument(s) ad lib.

  • General information
    • Composition date : 2007
    • Duration : 7 mn
    • Publisher : Edition-S

Premiere information

  • Date : 8 December 2007
    Location :

    Pologne, Cracovie


    Performers :

    Jakob Kullberg : violoncelle.

Program note

Movement of the sound or sound of the movement? One simple “sample” is repeated over and over and is slowly broken down in its individual elements in a process of autonomizing the movements themselves. The piece is notated only as movements (and can therefore be played on any string instrument and maybe even on other instruments), and it is just as much a choreography for the player as it is a sounding piece for the instrument. A choreographic game – or even a kind of dance, accompanying itself.