Prompt, immediate, now / very restrained and cautious

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Prompt, immediate, now / very restrained and cautious

Prompt, immediate, now / very restrained and cautious was written for the opening of the group exhibition Embassy Reconstructed, curated by ├ůsa Stjerna, at the Nordic Embassies in Berlin, during the Transmediale festival 2013.

The work was commissioned by Elektronmusikstudion (EMS), Stockholm, with support from the Danish Arts Foundation (Statens Kunstfond) and the Swedish Embassy in Berlin.

Prompt, immediate, now / very restrained and cautious was first performed by Kammerensemble Neue Musik (Winfried Rager, Alexandre Babel, Kirstin Maria Pientka and Cosima Gerhardt), on 27th January 2013 in the Danish Embassy, Berlin.

The instrumental quartet can played amplified or purely acoustically, according to the acoustics of the performance space. The samples are relayed over a quadrophonic set-up. They are triggered by a foot-pedal; for the premiere, the foot-pedal part was linked to the clarinetist's part.

Prompt, immediate, now / very restrained and cautious is published by Edition Wilhelm Hansen.

Year: 
2013
Duration: 
15 minutes
No. of musicians: 
4
with electronics
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