Simon Steen-Andersen (1976)

Beside Besides (/Next to Beside Besides #0) (2003)

fragment for solo cello

electronic work

  • General information
    • Composition date: 2003
    • Duration: 4 mn 30 s
  • Type
    • Solo (excluding voice) [Cello]
Detailed formation
  • cello

Premiere information

  • Date: 19 May 2004

    Danemark, Aarhus, Académie Royale de Musique.

Information on the electronics
Electronic device: amplification (optionnelle)

Program note

Beside Besides is actually the ending of a longer piece, BESIDES, for three amplified and three damped instruments. In the global form as well as in the form of a fragment this piece is - among other things - a search for a new beginning. A few elements are contracting slowly moving in the direction of something that might become a music. Beside Besides... and b-sides or backsides, BESIDES in the nonexisting plural form of “being next to”...