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Faegre, Brendan

The music of Brendan Faegre (b. 1985, USA) unites the traditions within which he was formed: jazz and rock drumming, Hindustani classical, and contemporary concert music. Faegre's music has been performed around the ...

gerelateerde werken

Circles: sacrament : for percussion trio / Brendan Faegre

Genre: Kamermuziek
Subgenre: Slagwerk
Bezetting: 3perc

Begin : for percussion and tape / Arend Gerds

Genre: Electronische Muziek
Subgenre: Slagwerk met elektronica
Bezetting: perc tape

Resonant Mandala #1 : for percussion and live electronics / Ruud Roelofsen

Genre: Electronische Muziek
Subgenre: Slagwerk met elektronica
Bezetting: perc tape

Bee Cult : for marimba (with shaker and bass drum) and (optional) electronics / Yannis Kyriakides

Genre: Electronische Muziek
Subgenre: Slagwerk met elektronica
Bezetting: mar (elec)

 

compositie

Gods of Bird : for 3 percussionists and electronics / Brendan Faegre

Uitgavenummer: 20178
Genre: Electronische Muziek
Subgenre: Slagwerk met elektronica
Bezetting: 3perc tape
Bijzonderheden: Commissioned by Slagwerk Den Haag.
Tijdsduur: 25'00"
Aantal spelers: 3
Compositiejaar: 2020
Status: volledig gedigitaliseerd (direct leverbaar)

Toelichting:
While walking through Joep van Lieshout's atelier, looking for musical possibilities in his sculptures, I stumbled upon his Early Bird from 2015. A few taps on the surface and I was enchanted. Each of its 100 flat metal surfaces rings out a clear, unique pitch. It's like a beautiful, bizarrely-tuned, three-dimensional, 4-meter tall vibraphone.
The percussionists play the role of three gods, descending from the heavens to help guide the four terribly lost Early Birds. Each bird believes itself to be a solitary genius, forging ahead in its own direction while climbing the rusty corporate ladder of late-stage capitalism. The birds are unaware of the fact that we are all welded together.
As the piece unfolds, the gods grow weary, finding the Early Birds completely unreceptive to their advice. The gods eventually resign and then die, as the humans kill their own gods by killing themselves (the death of the dreamer kills the dreamed).
Brendan Faegre

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