Arturo Fuentes (1975)

Lood (2012)

for bass clarinet and fixed sounds

electronic work

  • General information
    • Composition date: 2012
    • Duration: 12 mn
    • Publisher: LondonHall Editions
    • Commission: Matthias Müller
  • Type
Detailed formation
  • bass clarinet

Premiere information

  • Date: 19 October 2012

    États-Unis, New York, Spectrum 121 Ludlow


    Matthias Müller, clarinette basse.

Information on the electronics
Electronic device: sons fixés sur support

Program note

A feature of this work is the quickness and lightness. Lood is a phonetic variation of “loud”. I am interested in creating a shifting texture containing several sound dimensions: we hear the noise of the clarinet keys (as a percussion instrument) mixed with the air and real sound. I am also interested in the clarinet dark color projection in the lower register; for me, it is like a line of sonic color that takes off upward. Regularity and irregularity, density and lightness, are at the center of this piece, while the electronics follows the instrument like a comet tail. The electronic is like a shadow, moving around the clarinet.

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