Dario Calderone

Date:
Friday 15 September 2023
Place:
IVAM
Time:
18.30h
Duration:
55'
Price:
Free
Program

‘Simas’ (2022) Alberto Posadas (1967) 25’
‘Voyage that never ends’ (1979-1997) Stefano
Scodanibbio (1956-2012) 35’

Synopsis

The double bass has undergone a renaissance since
the 1980s with numerous composers writing solo
works for this instrument. Stefano Scodanibbio is a key personality within this renaissance, employing a huge heritage of techniques extended to the double bass. His piece, ‘Voyage that never ends’, is considered the most interesting piece ever written for solo double bass. It has an inexorable ostinato that creates clouds of harmonics with asymmetrical rhythmic inventions owing a great deal to non European and popular influences. In ‘Simas’ (Chasms), the new composition by Alberto Posadas, the sound material has been obtained by means of a precise exploration of the strings, with layers of sound ranging from harmonics to multiphonics and beats. This journey through sound abysses leads to parasitic vibrations and hybridisations, creating channels for communication between the performer and the instrument. Simas is a work written for Dario Calderone

World premiere
Estrena a l’Estat Espanyol
International
Dario Calderone. @contraventifusta