Ricardo Eizirik

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junkyard piece II

junkyard piece II (2015/16)
for harp (or piano), percussion, flute, clarinet & found objects (4 performers)
Duration: ca. 9 min

commissioned by and written for Ensemble Adapter

junkyard piece II
b (2015/16) - ensemble version
for fl, ob, cl, bsn, pno, hrp, vln, vc & found objects

junkyard piece II
c (2015/16) - quintet version
for fl, cl (or sax), hrp (or pno), perc, vc & found objects

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"Junkyard piece II" is the second of an open series of pieces that deal with everyday mechanical forms and processes as well as with the "collision" between classical instruments and junk/trash (or found objects).  In this piece I try to bring together, in different analogous ways, the following two opposing worlds: the world of high-precision-expensive-classical-instruments with that of cheap-scrap-found-objects-junk-instruments, or the world of contemporary written music with that of everyday noise.  Funnels, tubes, bells, sandpaper, tin cans, the squeal of metal against metal, and the rattling of vibrators are confronted with highly controlled intrumental sounds to create an oblique mechanical sound narrative.  In this series of pieces I am interested in the friction between trivial everyday events and their artificial representation in concert situations.


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