Alcoves

Stine Sørlie

Alcoves has been performed in Bergen, Montréal and Oslo…

Alcoves can be heard and seen as a sound choreography, where the sounds are placed in different spots in the room corresponding to the musical dramaturgy within the piece. The music should give the audience the feeling that the cello “gives birth” to the other instruments. The individual instruments grow out of the cello body, and gradually separate themselves from each other, becoming four individual instruments, before eventually finding their way back to each other in the end. The piece also plays with the four different roles in a quartet, and questions the traditional roles of both the musician and the composer. The piece is neither poetry nor theatre nor dance, but still the music is leaning toward these traditions, stretching its boundaries and aiming for giving birth to a sound universe that embraces it all: mind, body and soul.

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Premiere

  • September 12, 2012, Ultima 2012: Concert, Parkteatret, Oslo (Norway)

Alcoves

  • Stine Sørlie
  • Year of composition: 2012
  • Duration: 15:00
  • Instrumentation: string quartet
  • Commission: Ny Musikks Komponistgruppe
Concerts
12 Sept 2012
8:00 pm
AhvenniemiBauckBolstadFutrellHarmensOlsenSørlie
In person
Oslo (Norway)
18 Nove 2012
AhvenniemiBauckBolstadFutrellHarmensOlsenSørlie
In person
Bergen (Norway)
17 Apri 2013
8:00 pm
Série QB
BauckBolstadCraneFutrellOesterleOlsenSørlie
In person
Montréal (Québec)