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Catalogue des Arts et Métiers

Catalogue des Arts et Métiers | Ensemble Zeitfluss | Edo Micic (conductor)

Catalogue des Arts et Métiers
for ensemble (2018)

Catalogue des Arts et Métiers was composed in 2018. It was premiered at the ORF musikprotokoll 2018 by the Ensemble Zeitfluss conducted by Edo Micic. The recording of the premiere was successfully presented at the 66th International Rostrum of Composers in San Carlos di Bariloche, Argentine. The work was awarded the title recommended work at this competition organised by the International Music Council.

One of Paris’s most exciting places is sited in the Rue Réaumur 60. The Musée des Arts et Métiers is not only a harbourage to many technical exhibits and industrial products – it is also the stage in Eco’s grand novel Il pendolo di Foucault. A venue full of stories and a panopticon of ideas that once became manifest.

My work revisits the yellowed tales that might be borne in all those objects, cars, tins, rackwheels, periscopes and displays them in a ‘sonic catalogue’. In three parts that are each named after a raw material, we hear about the colourful world of metals – bunte Welt der Metalle, about the sound of silk – Klang nach Seide and about the imperial grace of marble. Meanwhile, hammering rhythms are advancing – naturalistically contouring monotonic manufacturing processes. Yet, they seem to keep an ironising distance to the delicate and occasionally Mannerist passages at the same moment. Both idylls are delusions and turn out to be idealised illustrations. One could easily get bedazzled by the goldsmithery cast in the sounds of the celesta and sucked into the swirls of the marching tuttis. On that note everything is bound to end in smoke. An ignis fatuus evaporating.

INSTRUMENTATION:
1-0-1(bcl)-ssx-0–1-0-0-0–1perc-pno(cel)–1-1-2-1-1

PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS:
vibraphone, marimbaphone, glockenspiel, tubular bells, wood blocks, tam-tam, bass drum

DURATION:
10 minutes

PUBLISHED BY:
Universal Edition

PERFORMANCE MATERIAL:
info@chrenhart.eu

PREMIERE: 
October 6, 2018 • Graz, Helmut List Halle • Ensemble Zeitfluss • Edo Micic, conductor •

PERFORMANCES:

  • October 9, 2018 • Radio Ö1, Zeit-Ton • Ensemble Zeitfluss • Edo Micic, conductor
  • May 14, 2019 • Bariloche, Argentina, 66th International Rostrum of Composers • Ensemble Zeitfluss • Edo Micic, conductor
  • May 20, 2019 • Radio Ö1, Des-Cis • Ensemble Zeitfluss • Edo Micic, conductor
  • June 3, 2019 • Rádio e Televisão de Portugal, Geografia dos sons • Ensemble Zeitfluss • Edo Micic, conductor
  • June 11, 2019 • Radio YLE, Ajassa soi • Ensemble Zeitfluss • Edo Micic, conductor
  • June 23, 2019 • Radio Ö1, Zeit-Ton • Ensemble Zeitfluss • Edo Micic, conductor
  • June 27, 2019 • Radio Beograd 3, Muzika viva • Ensemble Zeitfluss • Edo Micic, conductor
  • August 7, 2019 • Treci program hrvatskoga radija, Izlog sadašnjice • Ensemble Zeitfluss • Edo Micic, conductor
  • September 18, 2019 • rbb kultur, Musik der Gegenwart • Ensemble Zeitfluss • Edo Micic, conductor
  • September 23, 2019 • sverige radio P2, Nya klanger från Rostrum 2019 – del 1 • Ensemble Zeitfluss • Edo Micic, conductor
  • October 16, 2019 • Latvijas Radio 3 – Klasika, ‘Rostrum 2019’ II • Ensemble Zeitfluss • Edo Micic, conductor
  • October 16, 2019 • Polskie Radio Dwójka, Filharmonii Dwójki • Ensemble Zeitfluss • Edo Micic, conductor
  • February 20, 2020 • Radio RTE lyric, The Blue of the Night with Bernard Clarke • Ensemble Zeitfluss • Edo Micic, conductor
  • March 16, 2020 • Radio Ö1, Zeit-Ton • Ensemble Zeitfluss • Edo Micic, conductor
  • September 09, 2020 • Radio RTV SLO, Rostrum 2019 – ostro uho – 1 • Ensemble Zeitfluss • Edo Micic, conductor