Robotic (excerpts)

by Ferran Cruixent

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For Bass Clarinet Solo
Commissioned by the 'The Seasons Composition Festival', Yakima 2012

Playing time: 4:00
Opus/Year: 2012
Genre: Chamber music, Solo
Instrumentation: Bass Clarinet
Premiere performance: 19.10.2012 / Yakima / USA / The Seasons International Composition Festival
Angelique Poteat (Bass Clarinet)
Music Score available at Sikorski Music Publishers

Program Notes
"Robotic" (2012) is a short one-movement work, inspired by the exciting mechanical and technological world. It's an amazing universe, and he's also integrated with unbelievable precision in our lives. Are we cyborgs? Are we deciding our life-tempo?

Review (German)
"(...) Bis dahin hatten die Besucher schon einiges gehört, gleich zu Beginn 'Robotic', eine Komposition für Bassklarinette solo, in der Cruixent mit starken Kontrasten arbeitet, hastender Bewegung lang gehaltene Töne und gedehnte Zäsuren entgegensetzt, in der er auch den Tonumfang ausloten lässt. (...)"
Bodo Schnekenburger (Schwarzwälder Bote, 5.Juli.2013)

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released May 28, 2014
Ferran Cruixent (composer): 'Robotic' for bass clarinet solo
Angelique Poteat (Bass Clarinet)

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Ferran Cruixent Barcelona, Spain

The composer Ferran Cruixent was born in Barcelona. His oeuvre includes commissioned works for orchestra, chamber, solo and multimedia music, and are internationally performed around the world by numerous soloists, ensembles and orchestras and broadcasts over the radio, getting the best reviews. Since 2008 his works are published by Sikorski International Music Publishers in Hamburg (Germany). ... more

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