“Where Are You ?”

Author: Aurélie Lierman
Premiere: April 2014
Venue: Springfestival 2014, Den Haag
Performers: Ensemble Royaal
Genre: composition for small ensemble (2 percussionists and 1 pianist)

Release: 01.11.2015 Mind The Gap #117 – Gonzo (circus)

Program notes: “Where Are You ?” is a music composition for prepared piano, percussion and analogue electronic sounds by Aurélie Lierman. The tape part of “Where Are You ?” is based on field recordings from Aurélie Lierman’s trip to Rwanda. Aurélie manipulated them via a reel to reel tape recorder and a Walkman cassette player. The instrumental score is a musical translation and interpretation of a text about the Rwandan Genocide from April 1994.

Technical specifications: temple gongs, slit drums, prepared piano, analogue tape, analogue television screen, video camera

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