Palomar

Composition

27 pieces for 9 violins (1994)
18 minutes | no.15

The music of Palomar is derived from the multimedia production Palomar on the Beach (Palomar op het Strand). Spoken text (the first chapter from “Palomar", a novel by the Italian author Italo Calvino), slides of abstracted beach (by photographer Frank Zweers), projected blue light and music for 9 violins form the basis for this polyphonic aural and visual spectacle. After the first performance composer Richard Ayres convinced Richard Rijnvos that the music can lead a meaningful life on its own. And thus it happened. The title of concert version is simply Palomar.



Scoring

9 violins
(without conductor)

Commissioned by

Prime (Groningen, Netherlands)

Première

20 October 1994
Centrum Beeldende Kunst
Triadezaal, Groningen (Netherlands)
Ives Ensemble



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Audio Fragments

Performance

Ives Ensemble

Recording

21 February 1994, Theater Romein, Leeuwarden (Netherlands)
recording & multi-track editing by Eclat Music Productions


Palomar

excerpt 1

Palomar

excerpt 2

Palomar

complete work



Score Excerpts



CD Recording