Eckardt After Serra

Chamber Music Quintets

  • Eckardt

    After Serra [set of parts]

    For flute (bass flute), clarinet (bass clarinet), violin, cello & piano.

    "Although connections between the American sculptor Richard Serra's monolithic, post-minimalist works and my music may not be immediately apparent, I seek to convey in sound the simultaneous imposition and precariousness that I perceive in his pieces."
      "Serra's sculptures overwhelm the observer with their massive dimensions and sharply defined form. At the same time, they appear as if they might, with the slightest disturbance, collapse. As Serra's work disrupts the observer's sense of physical balance, After Serra similarly intends to undermine the listener's sense of temporal stability. My composition attempts to thwart expectations of formal and gestural continuity, juxtaposing a volatile and restless surface with steadily unfoldingunderlying processes." -the composer

      "After Serra seeks to echo the sculptor's precarious balance 'verging on collapse' with aggressive, volatile outbursts giving way to emergence of the instrumentalists as soloists, but without final stability being achieved. It is all music which grabs and holds attention, and makes you want to play the pieces again to get closer to the composer's mind and procedures." -- Peter Grahame Woolf, ClassicalNet

    • Category: Chamber Music Quintets
    • Item: 107045
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    • Price: $55.99

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