Flute, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Saxophone Alto, Trombon
Percussions (2 Players) : 3 woodblocks, Snare Drum, Gong, Bass Drum, Vibraphone
2 Violins, Viola, Cello, Doublebass
Duration : 7' 30" Ca.
Parco della musica contemporanea ensemble (PMCE)
Tonino Battista (Conductor)
Parco della musica - Teatro studio - 10/05/2013
Slowness won the Adrianna Giannunzi 2013 study prize.
Program notes :
A man is walking down the street. At a certain moment, he tries to recall something, but the recollection escapes him. Automatically, he slows down.
Meanwhile, a person who wants to forget a disagreeable incident he has just lived through starts unconsciously to speed up his pace, as if he were trying to distance himself from a thing still too close to him in time.
In existential mathematics that experience takes the form of two basic equations: The degree of slowness is directly proportional to the intensity of memory; the degree of speed is directly proportional to the intensity of forgetting.
Milan Kundera, Slowness