Folia

by Kaija Saariaho

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Kaija Saariaho

Folia

Music Finland

Description

Folia was written soon after Graal théâtre, which is evident in the virtuoso string writing. Saariaho originally intended to rescore her cello work Petals for double bass, but she abandoned this idea because of technical differences between the instruments. In writing Folia, Saariaho worked from the same basic approach as in Petals, but Folia already belongs to a new period, with textures closely related to those of Graal théâtre.

© Risto Nieminen, 1996

translated by © Jaakko Mäntyjärvi

Folia es un encargo del GRAME escrita para Jean-Pierre Robert, su punto de partida consiste en un movimiento perpetuo que toma formas diversas y que revela los aspectos cambiantes de los materiales de base, obtenidos del análisis informático del contrabajo. La pieza se percibe como una transformación constante de una supeficie compleja, como una forma condensada de una linea melódica o de una sucesión armónica.

[writer unknown]

(Jornadas de Informática y Electrónica Musical, Madrid, 1995)


Instrumentation

db, tape


Category

Works for Solo Instrument


Premiere

Jean-Pierre Robert, Musiques en Scène Festival, Lyon, March 23, 1995.


Commisioned by / dedications

Commissioned by GRAME.


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