Simon Steen-Andersen (1976)

Besides (2003)

for amplified piano, piccolo flute, violin and "damped" string trio

electronic work

  • General information
    • Composition date: 2003
    • Duration: 13 mn
    • Publisher: Edition·S
Detailed formation
  • piano [amplifié] , piccolo, 2 violins, viola, cello

Premiere information

  • Date: 16 August 2004

    Suède, Stockholm, UNM Festival



Information on the electronics
Electronic device: amplification

Program note

Beside besides... and b-sides or backsides, BESIDES is the non existing plural of being next to. Beside the inherent drama in the confrontation between very soft playing heavily amplified and very loud playing on instruments heavily damped with practice mutes, the amplification also makes the instruments able to appear in two different spatial contexts - in different besides.