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Metallephonic

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Composer: Daniel Nelson
Durata: 16 min
Recorded by Baadsvik on CD: Prelude, Fnugg and Riffs
Detailed instrumentation: 2222/2200/perc,electric guitar, electric bass, piano/celeste/strings 6-6-4-4-2) Double Bass with C-extension
Arrangements available in the following instrumentations:
Tuba and Chamber Orchestra, Tuba and wind orchestra

Metallëphônic for tuba and orchestra, written for and premièred by Øystein Baadsvik:
‘The day that I started to work on Metallëphônic, my neighbour decided to crank her stereo to maximum volume. For the next four days there was a constant stream of Heavy Metal coming from the apartment above. Unable to simply block it out, I tried escaping into the world of Beethoven. In the middle of listening to the slow movement of the Seventh Symphony, I was surprised to hear what I thought were mistakes in the recording. It took me a while to figure out that I was actually hearing low bass-notes from my neighbour’s sound system, blending with the Beethoven in my headphones and producing some very weird resultant harmonies.
‘Intrigued by this fusion of discordant musical elements, I quickly turned on my stereo speakers as well as some sound files from my computer, and proceeded to balance their respective volumes so that they too would blend with the Heavy Metal from upstairs. I soon noticed that the ear strives very hard to separate indi- vidual sound sources, frantically trying to make sense out of cacophony. Occa- sionally, however, with the right mixture of music and volume, the three sound sources would combine into a hybrid soundscape. It is in these moments, with their strange blend of harmonies and rhythms, that Metallëphônic takes its com- positional point of departure.
‘Metallëphônic Remix is a re-orchestration of the original composition made by Anders Högstedt for the Swedish Wind Ensemble.’

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