Blanc dominant

Ana Sokolović

Blanc dominant has been performed in Montréal, Munich, Quebec City, Reykjavík and Trois-Rivières…

Blanc dominant for string quartet was inspired by Guido Molinari’s visual world. It comprises 8 movements and is structured as a theme and variations. The theme unfolds in two parts; Part I: vertical dimension (harmonic theme). Part II: horizontal dimension (melodic theme). Each of the seven variations brings out a musical correspondence to a painting by Molinari:

  1. Mutation I
  2. Tension
  3. Space / asymetrical
  4. Diagonal black
  5. Mutation II / triangle
  6. White dominant
  7. Coda / continuum

Moninari’s paintings have triggered an autonomous musical response. The point here is not to try to turn the visual into the audible. Blanc dominant is rather the outcome of contemplation, the encounter of artistic sensibilities and the record of an enchantment. How Molinari’s visual works resonate in my imagination, an aural tribute.

Blanc dominant

  • Ana Sokolović
  • Year of composition: 1998
  • Duration: 15:00
  • Instrumentation: string quartet

On disc

Concerts

12 Augu 2000
Série QB
CageFeldmanSokolović
Montréal (Québec)
17 Dece 2000
Série QB
BlaisFeldmanMarinerRisticSokolović
Montréal (Québec)
29 Apri 2005
Série QB
Grella-MożejkoKomorousMarinerPalacio-QuintinSharmanSokolović
Montréal (Québec)
6 June 2005
GodinHaiderOesterleSokolovićWeidner
Munich (Bayern, Germany)
13 Octo 2005
8:00 pm
Série QB
BradyFrigonLeBlancSokolovićTenney
Montréal (Québec)
1 Nove 2005
8:00 pm
BradyFrigonLeBlancSokolovićTenney
Quebec City (Québec)
21 Apri 2006
BeethovenMarinerSokolović
Trois-Rivières (Québec)
10 Octo 2006
HyvärinenJosjöLaporteMagnússonSokolović
Reykjavík (Iceland)
26 Apri 2008
8:00 pm
II
ButterfieldOesterleSokolovićVivier
Free admission
Montréal (Québec)
28 Febr 2017
5:00 pm
GougeonLesageReaSokolovićTremblayVivierZorn
Montréal (Québec)