Works The Vertigo of Ritualized Frenzy. Resonance #4 Paul Dolden

The Vertigo of Ritualized Frenzy. Resonance #4

  • Paul Dolden
  • Year of composition: 1996
  • Duration: 13:17
  • Instrumentation: reed instrument and / or piano (or accordion) and stereo fixed medium
  • Commission: Standing Wave with support from the British Columbia Arts Council

Much of my work begins by using the tape medium to create musical situations and dialogues that would not be possible with a fixed live ensemble. In this case the live duo are confronted with jazz, rock or chamber music created by various string, metal, or wind orchestras. At times the live parts seem independent of the tape and at other times the two elements dissolve into each other. These different allusions to musical reality are based on a very simple melody which keeps coming back in an almost irritating manner.


The Vertigo of Ritualized Frenzy. Resonance #4 was realized in 1996 at the composer’s studio and premiered by the ensemble Standing Wave on May 27, 1997 at the Western Front in Vancouver. The piece was commissioned by Standing Wave with support from the British Columbia Arts Council.


Premiere

  • May 27, 1997, Standing WaveConcert, Western Front, Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)

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