Clara Iannotta (1983)

MOULT (2018 -2019)

pour orchestre de chambre

œuvre électronique

  • Informations générales
    • Date de composition : 2018 - 2019
    • Durée : entre 17 mn et 18 mn env
    • Éditeur : Peters, Londres, nº EP14398
    • Commande : Westdeutschen Rundfunk ; Wien Modern
    • Dédicace : à Celine et Venere-Sophia
Effectif détaillé
  • 2 flûtes, 2 clarinettes, 2 bassons, 2 cors, 2 trompettes, 2 trombones, 2 percussionnistes, piano, harpe, guitare électrique, accordéon, 8 violons, 6 violons II, 4 altos, 4 violoncelles, 3 contrebasses

Information sur la création

Information sur l'électronique
Dispositif électronique : amplification (9 lecteurs de cassettes)

Note de programme

When a spider moults, it sheds its exoskeleton, renewing itself and leaving behind a material imprint of its body — climbing out of a ghost or shadow of its own form. This is a vital but vulnerable process: moulting insects stop breathing, the freshly moulted body is soft and unprotected, but the new skin gives an animal space to grow. The double temporality of the animal and its cast-off shell fascinate me: they confront us with a physical trace of the past within the movement of the present, a vision of the self split across times. In MOULT, I try to imagine the orchestra as an animal that can shed its skin, shedding pasts that continue to haunt the form of the piece.
© Clara Iannotta, Chris Swithinbank