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Percamore

Besætning:
Viola d'amore and percussion
Year of creation:
2015
Duration:
7 minutes
Dedicated to/originally written for:
Anette Slaatto
About the work:

Viola d’amore is an “extinct” instrument from the Baroque period. It has 7 strings, is tuned as a D accord, and has a corresponding number of resonance strings. Percamore combines this instrument with a few percussion instruments – which lend the viola d’amore the sound of even more “resonance strings”. – However, this piece puts focus on both the force of the percussion: the noise, (for both instruments) and that of the viola d’amore: melody and resonance.