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The Voice (score & parts) - BSN/CELLO

Composer: Fujikura, Dai

Publisher: Ricordi (Italy)

Edition: 65741


The Voice (2007)
for bassoon and cello
by Dai Fujikura (b. 1977) - Japanese composer

When Pascal Gallois asked me to write a duo for bassoon and cello, my first idea was to make an imaginary instrument by combining these two instruments which share a fairly similar pitch range. However, rather than starting the piece with a two-line counterpoint, I imagined the opening section to be like listening to twins talking: one talks but the other finishes the sentence. Pascal then gave me a series of multiphonics, which made me feel like a little kid in a sweet shop! I picked the sounds I liked, then I built the harmony around those multiphonics. The cello's quadruple stop, which is very classical cello writing, blends with the bassoon's multiphonics which almost fills the gaps between the four-note chords played by the cello.
-Dai Fujikura

Duration: 10:00