Keren. Duration: 6′. Composition dates: Publisher: Salabert, EAS Effectif: Pour trombone. Creation: Le , Festival Musica Strasbourg. The Trombone community on Reddit. Reddit gives you the best of the internet in one place. Xenakis: Keren for Trombone Solo. By Iannis Xenakis More by Iannis Xenakis. Persepolis · Xenakis: Iannis Xenakis: Nuits (Arr. for Guitar) · More Iannis.

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Views Read Edit View history. Troorkh is a composition for trombone and orchestra by Greek composer Iannis Xenakis. Retrieved 2 July xenakjs Col legno Musikproduktion GmbH. Xenakis replied to him with great satisfaction that he could finish a trombone concerto for him on June The composer has written a series of works for solo string instruments–which are especially well-suited to producing the effect–that explores the nuances of sliding sounds.

This page was last edited on 29 Marchat AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. Xenakis’ use of nasty snarling sounds achieved by playing and singing at the same time further evoke the martial tradition of the brass instruments.

Written in for Paris-based phenomenon Benny Sluchinthe work, whose title is Hebrew for “horn,” pays homage to this performer’s Israeli roots. Glissandi and pizzicatiwhich were his trademarks in early works, are not as present kerdn these late works.

Xenakis told him he didn’t have more time, so he asked Xenakis if he could write a trombone concerto for Lindberg. Thought and Mathematics in Composition Keren, however, is not merely a study in glissandi.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Several analysis methods have been proposed for this composition. The composition also features “arborescences”, a composition technique developed by Xenakis which consists of “branchings that come off of a rooted tree”.


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Keren, for trombone

It seems natural, then, that Xenakis’ only work for a solo wind or brass instrument is written for the trombone, for which the glissando is a particularly idomatic effect. However, he received a composition for solo trombone, Kerena few years later, in The title of this composition comes from “trombone” and “orchestra”, taking into consideration that the sound of “kh” comes xeenakis Ancient Greek.

When Lindberg received Troorkh, he considered it to be “practically unplayable”, with 56 high Fs and 2 F-sharps. Xenakis declined the proposition and Lindberg went back home.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Share on facebook twitter tumblr. It xenwkis very high skills to be played, so he manage to work on all the difficult passages and sent a recording of the piece to Xenakis. Jazz Latin New Age. This composition is his last composition for a solo instrument and orchestra. Subsequently, Xenakis sent him 28 red roses, half a rose each high F, and stated that, in his opinion, Lindberg was the best trombone player at that time.

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Introspection Late Night Partying. However, he was ready to premiere it inin which he received a standing ovation.

As part of his very personal musical vocabulary, Iannis Xenakis has taken a special interest in exploring the various possibilities of the glissando. It is dedicated to Swedish trombonist Christian Lindberg. Christian Lindberg traveled to Paris to meet Xenakis for the first time and audition for him. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. While they play a role, the work is more a study of contrasts, of formal fluidity, as well as an exploration of the range of color and character available from the trombone.


The composition starts with a tritone played by the winds. Then, the strings join in playing clusters of music which are further developed afterwards. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Still, the work contains a great deal of lyricism, incorporating modal melodies that echo the music of exotic locales.

This is a single movement composition and takes 16—20 minutes to perform.

The score employs archaic-sounding horn calls, built on octaves rising from the trombone’s low pedal B-flat, throughout its six minutes. Retrieved from ” https: As with most of Xenakis’ music, the degree of virtuosity and stamina required to perform this work is enormous.

Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Despite any technical difficulties, however, Keren has become a mainstay of the contemporary solo trombone repertoire, sharing the status of such important works as Berio ‘s Sequenza V Keren is further characterized by fast, ostinato-like material in which melodic patterns built around three or four notes are repeated over and over, often with varied reorderings of the notes.

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