Mutuusmutus for chamber orchestra and air percussion (2016)
2 fl, cl, 2 sax | tpt, hrn, 2 trbn, tba | solo perc, perc | el gtr, bs gtr, pno
The title combines two Latin words: mutuus “mutual” and mutus “mute”. This is a concertante piece with the percussionist playing a “mute” part, which depends on the soloist’s physical expressions “reciprocating” the musical gestures of the ensemble members. The piece is to be performed in (almost) complete darkness in which the ensemble is hidden. Only the soundless soloist is shown in the ray of light. His movements represent the rhythms and the textures of the other performers. The audience hears the ensemble but sees the percussionist playing in the air.
Commissioned by the Polish Composers’ Union (ZKP) for its 70th anniversary for orkest de ereprijs.
Concert of Seven Premieres, POLMIC, orkest de ereprijs, Wim Boerman – conductor, Leszek Lorent – air percussion
List of performanes:
Warsaw (PL), The Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio of the Polish Radio, Koncert Siedmiu Premier
orkest de ereprijs, Wim Boerman – conductor, Leszek Lorent – air percussion