Ricardo Eizirik

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obsessive compulsive music

obsessive compulsive music (2017/18)
for clarinet (or sax.), cello & expanded piano
Duration: ca. 15 min

commissioned by Wittener Tage für Neue Kammermusik
written for Trio Catch

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(Concert program note)

Music and Obsession: Movements with the left hand of the cellist or the clarinetist, small head nods by the pianist to highlight accents - the piece "obsessive compulsive music" by Ricardo Eizirik relates to different mechanical processes that develop between the three musicians. They are complemented by a visual layer of choreographed movements coupled with different sounds. The playing of instruments is in itself a repetitive, almost manic activity. Using these thoughts as a starting point, the piece deals with the juxtaposition of compulsive behavior and musical mannerism ...

Soundmaking Ep43: Ricardo Eizirik – Obsessive Compulsive Music - SPOTIFY / SOUNDCLOUD / APLLE

Video Interview about Obsessive Compulsive Music (in German)

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