my letter to the world (orchestral version)

Fujikura, Dai (2016) my letter to the world (orchestral version). [Composition]

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Abstract

Song cycle for solo baritone and orchestra. Duration: 12 minutes. "This is the orchestral version of a piece which was originally written for baritone and piano. This piece consists of six songs, all created using a completely different composing method, as if there were six different worlds folded into one. I recorded my friend reciting the text of some of the songs. I then analysed the tiny inflections of the voice reading out the text. Expanding the intervals of the speech pattern, I created the melody for the baritone. By contrast, some songs are composed completely freely." - Dai Fujikura, liner notes from "my letter to the world," New Focus Recordings (2016)

Item Type: Composition
Additional Information: Premiered on the 24th of July, 2015, by Simon Bailey (baritone) and the Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Martyn Brabbins.
Uncontrolled Keywords: composition, contemporary, classical, baritone, orchestra, song, song cycles
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > Music
Division: Performance
Research
Depositing User: Andrew Chen
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2017 09:27
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2017 16:01
URI: http://researchonline.rcm.ac.uk/id/eprint/166

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