In the world of zero
for voice and chamber ensemble

John Plant
Composer
John Plant
Composition Date: 1996
Genre: Solo Voice, With Chamber Ensemble, Woodwind(s) / Brass / Percussion, Keyboard / String Bowed

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Flute
  • 1 x Oboe
  • 1 x Clarinet
  • 1 x Bassoon
  • 1 x Horn
  • 1 x Other percussion
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Mezzo Soprano
  • 2 x Violin
  • 1 x Viola
  • 1 x Violoncello
  • 1 x Double bass
Programme Note:
In the world of zero is about the crisis and rebirth which occur when one is about to make a connection, to love. Love happens out of 'the matrix of ultimate alarm' and results in a new birh, iut also in the annihilation of the old self. There is a point p- the point of zero- where nothing exists exept the possibility of this new connection. All other connections, assumptions, beliefs, habits, are suspended or disappear. This is a moment of terrifying freedom.
The clusters and percussion of the beginning are a kind of inner Big Bang, the volcanic, tumultuous matrix from which love emerges. The work alternates between strorm and elated peace; later, the storm itself becomes ecstatic and acquires its own song.We emerge, new, into the strangeness of a new universe.

Premiere Information:
Date: 12 avril 1996 Lieu: St.Andrew's Church (Ottawa) Interprète: Jocelyne Fleury (mezzo-soprano) et l'Ensemble du Jeu Présent Direction: Paolo Bellomia

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MV 1275 P713wor
  • Genre:
  • Solo Voice, With Chamber Ensemble, Woodwind(s) / Brass / Percussion, Keyboard / String Bowed
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • February 2, 2009
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (iiii, 65 p.); 28 cm
    65 Pages
    Height: 36 cm
    Width: 28 cm
  • Language Information
  • Language of original or intermediate translation: English
  • Additional Information:
  • Voix: mezzo-soprano
    ensemble de musique de chambre: flûte, haubois, clarinette, basson, pecussion (anvil, large suspended cymbal, medium gong, large tam-tam, bass drum, crotales (1 octave, chromatic), timpani), piano, violons I et II, alto, violoncelle, contrebasse.
    Le score est en do
    Le poème a été choisi dans : A Child is not a Knife, poèmes choisis de Göran Sonnevi, traduits et édités par Rika Lesser et publié par le Princeton University Press. Le poème est utilisé avec l'aimable autorisation des deux poètes.
    Le texte a aussi été traduit en français.
    Original au CMC Montréal
    Dédié aux parents du compositeurs
    Genre: cantate
    I- What do I find then
    II- There is no hate, no fear
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