This piece is the synchronization of different versions (played by the same or different cellists) of one musical line. The result of these 'vertical' variations reminds of the effect of different voices which are silently reading the same text or perhaps telling an orison, psalm or a mantra with individual intonations, timbres, tempos etc., thus creating polyphony of interpretations, either coming closer or moving away from each other.
The piece was commissioned by the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (2008) and written for Anton Lukoszevieze.
The same piece exists also in versions for cello and accordion (without electronics) and for violin and pre-recorded violins.
Instructions for the performance.
The piece has to be pre-recorded 3 times (cello II, III and IV), trying to get 3 different versions/interpretations. At the concert there is a live performance of the piece played (cello I) simultaneosly playing together 3 pre-recorded versions. All 4 musical lines should be very balanced; the difference should not be audible. In the ideal situation the loud speakers should be staged as nearly as possible to the player to have one united sound source avoiding the division between the recorded and the real sound. The cello has to be amplified.
Anton Lukoszevieze (UK)
Francesco Dillon (IT)
29 November 2008 Huddersfield Contemporary Music festival, St. Paul’s Church (UK) | 24 April 2009 Jauna Muzika festival, Contemporary Art Center in Vilnius (LT) | 21 September 2009 King's Place in London (UK) | 27 February 2010 Nexus Arts Cafè in Manchester (UK) | 26 March 2010 Teatro Mahole di Milano (IT) |19 May 2010 Conservatorio Piccinni di Bari (IT) | 28 August 2010 Museo della Scultura Contemporanea di Matera (IT) | 15 February 2012 IULM University of Milan (IT) | 29 February 2012 Accademia delle Belle Arti di Macerata (IT) | 20 May 2012 Casa di Pontormo, Pontorme (IT)