„… über den Atem, die Stille und die Zerbrechlichkeit…“

Year of composition
1994
Subtitle
Versuch
Scored for
for 7 brass instruments
Composer
Georg Friedrich Haas
Instrumentation
hn(2), tpt(2), tbn(2), bass tuba

Duration
23′

World Premiere

Location: Graz / Austria
Date: 08.10.1994
Orchestra: Klangforum Wien

Work introduction

The acoustic qualities of brass instruments have led me to employ a harmonic system which takes into account the intervallic structure of the overtone series (also its differences from the twelve-tone tempered scale) and which is based on combination tones and narrow interval steps. Oscillations and slow glissandi which move within the smallest possible intervals play a prominent role in the composition.

Since the performers have a major say in decisions affecting duration, the length of the piece may vary but should be at least 20 to 25 minutes.

© Georg Friedrich Haas

Ensembles that have played this work

Klangforum Wien
musikFabrik
Windkraft Tirol
Conservatoire de Musique

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