Poul Ruders: Event Horizon (Piano)

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Composer: Poul Ruders
Format: Sheet Music | Instrumental Album
Programme Note: The name Event Horizon was coined by the brilliant British physicist Stephen Hawking to describe the circumference of a so-called "black hole", the remains of a collapsed star with a gravity-pull so powerful, so that not even light can escape from it.
This 5-minute study for piano has - needles to say - nothing to do with black holes, but the term "event horizon" fascinates med and strikes me as near-perfect description of virtually any stretch of organized sound evolving in time, e.g. a musical composition with a strong linear focus.
So - "Event Horizon" it is, as seamless composition of high density, evolving in three parts: swinging-ricocheting-sweeping, a musical journey of speed, from fast to furiously fast, a study based on a high economical compositional material constantly renewing itself, the hands running parallel, separating, meeting again. The discreetest use of pedaling is advised ...

Poul Ruders May 2001
ISBN: 9788759852897
Published on: 01 January 2001
No of pages: 9
Length: 5
Language: English, Danish
Catalogue No: KP01110

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