Mr Bloomfield, His Spacing

Jo Kondo

Mr Bloomfield, His Spacing a été jouée à Aarau, Berlin, Borås, Montréal et Tokyo…

Since early seventies, I have been interested in writing music in such a way that the whole structure derives from a single melodic line. Mr. Bloomfield, His Spacing, for string quartet, is one of my earliest works that reflect this idea of composition. The first half of the piece is characterised by a heterophonic texture created by the four instruments playing in a unison rhythm, while the second half a complex texture in which each part plays an independent line. Each player also has a cowbell, and strikes it at the end of every phrase in his/her part, so that the overall texture of the music is articulated by the cowbell punctuations.

This work was written in 1973, and premiered the same year in Tokyo.

Mr Bloomfield, His Spacing

  • Compositeur·trice(s): Jo Kondo
  • Année de composition: 1973
  • Durée: 8:57
  • Instrumentation: quatuor à cordes
Disques
Concerts
8 mars 2006
19h30
JenningsKondoSzlavnics
En salle
Aarau (Suisse)
18 mars 2006
16h00
KondoSzlavnicsTenney
En salle
Berlin (Allemagne)
14 octo 2006
KondoSkempton
En salle
Borås (Suède)
20 octo 2006
20h00
Série QB
KondoSchubertSzlavnics
En salle
Montréal (Québec)
7 sept 2014
18h00
ArnoldFreyKondo
En salle
Tokyo (Japon)