First performance: February 1994 Stuttgart
Junges Philharm. Orch. Stuttgart
Conductor: Manfred Schreier
Isao Nakamura, perc.
“Musical action play for a creative percussionist and 27 instruments. ”
It seems to me that solo percussionists have their own little universe: they have instruments they prefer special playing techniques that differentiate them from other percussionists. Triangel is composed in a way that space is provided for these individual creative forces. The ensemble, which is divided into four groups, reacts partly in a fixed manner, partly spontaneously to the music coming from the soloist. This piece rediscovers the improvised cadence techniques, which were an inherent part of concertos about 100 years ago.
/Peter Eötvös – 1999/
Triangel has 10 movements, each with its own individual character.
Entry with triangle (solo)
First Promenade – masculine (ensemble)
On the wooden street (woodwinds and plate bells)
Second Promenade – feminine (ensemble)
Expansion / Contraction (strings and steeldrums)
Semi-finale (tutti- and a bass timpano)
Metallic sounds (brass instruments, tam-tam and gongs)
Triangle choirs (24 tutti- und 3 solo triangles)
Dervish Dance (clarinets- solo and 3 amplified triangles)
Exit with triangle (solo)