Adriana Hölszky (*1953) Snowbirds (like a bird II)
Hommage à György Kurtág [vl,pno] 2006 duration: 5'
World première: Vienna, October 2006
12 pages | 27 x 36 cm | 106 g | ISMN: 979-0-004-18261-1 | Folder
The composition Snowbirds for violin and piano is based on my work Like a Bird for violin solo which received its premiere in 2006 duriong the course of the concert series “Musical Dialogues” of the Neuhardenberg Castle Foundation in the presence of György Kurtág. The sound of the twelve “flight phases” of the overall structure behaves like a sea bird that sometimes whizzes like an arrow up into the air or else saunters flatly over the waves. The timbral transformations of concatenations have the effect of an elastic expansion and contraction of the macro-sound. The aspect of sonic mobility plays an essential role here for the differentiated perception of the individual phenomena.